… I decided I would try to address the thorny issue of work-life balance.
So I stepped back from the workforce, and I spent a year at home with my wife and four young children. But all I learned about work-life balance from that year was that I found it quite easy to balance work and life when I didn’t have any work.
Nigel Marsh, author of “Fat, Forty and Fired” presents and writes on business and personal life — and how the two interact.
In this frank and funny TED Talk about life and work and seeking to balance the two he reveals that much of work-life balance comes down conscious choices:
Now my point is the small things matter. Being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life. With the smallest investment in the right places, you can radically transform the quality of your relationships and the quality of your life. Moreover, I think, it can transform society. Because if enough people do it, we can change society’s definition of success away from the moronically simplistic notion that the person with the most money when he dies wins, to a more thoughtful and balanced definition of what a life well lived looks like.
We’re curious to know what are you doing to support yourself mentally, emotionally and spiritually in regards to life vs. work?