that wouldnt' surprise me too much. of course i work in a specific niche of a specific industry, and in a specific location as well - and local culture does have a lot to do with how these things play out. but within my own working world, it seems like most of what people take for granted as being a 'balance' contribution is actually a drain for somebody like me. they seem to talk a lot about things that involve either scheduling (which i can't, ever, perceive as anything other than an encroachment on time that is meant to be 'free'), or interaction (which i don't have to talk about, right?).
Be intentional with your time. Figure out what your priorities are and put them on the calendar and don't let the little unimportant stuff derail you. Good book on this - First Things First by Covey - First Things First: Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill: 9780684802039: Amazon.com: BooksHow do you manage to keep it? Any tricks that work for you?
No, I didn't mean that. I just meant that whatever little rules and methods you make up, there are situations where life itself will test you to the limit and what wil you learn when the rules you made don't work anymore...The more I see posts like this the more I'm convinced that I should never have kids.
The answer to this would depend on whether my "work" is a vocation or just a job, but frankly, in either event, no serious effort at acquiring what others would consider balance is likely to be attempted by me. For different reasons, of course.How do you manage to keep it? Any tricks that work for you?