The art of the balance
And the struggles around it
In recent weeks my workload has gone up. And hopefully, it is transitionary. Well, we are going through a major transformation at work and my being in the midst of it means that I would need to physically go in to work for the next 3-4 months would mean that I have to physically be at work at least 4 days a week. Not that anyone is forcing me to, but because my work does not lend itself to doing it remotely at all.
Going to work is a 3-hour commute both ways for me each day. It means that I get up at 5 AM to get out of the house at 6:30 AM to catch a train. It also means being back home by 7 PM. And does leave little time to catch up on other things in life.
It leaves you with questions like:
When does one find time for things like exercise, strength training, meditation, and chores?
When do you relate to your family and friends?
When do you catch up on your investments and one’s bills?
When do you do your laundry or vacuum the house? Catch up on buying groceries? Clearing up your clutter? Reorganizing stuff? Season changing tasks?
Vacations? Movies? Even Netflix?
And more so on learnings to get ahead in life - including modern needs to stay on top of building skills to learn and use ChatGPT to put one forward in life.
The art of balance in life stalls. And leaves these to be at best handled on the weekend. With busy weekends with no time to slow down to stand and stare. I am figuring out this balance - which requires diligent planning, organization of tasks, time, and priorities of things to do. It is not a choice or an if to do, but more of something to be done, like it or not. If one wants better outcomes in life.