What you do does not define who you are as a person. There’s so much that goes missing from our lives simply because we sometimes become so engrossed with our duties at work that our emotional duties towards us and our loved ones take a back seat. All of that directly affects our work-life balance.
Why shouldn’t your job become your identity?
If the significant hours of your day, and sooner in that journey, most of the days of your life are spent working for that high-pressure job, the very question – “Who do you think you are without that job?” reduces your self-worth.
If you keep thinking about your job even after your working hours are over and your physical presence somewhere else doesn’t promise your mental one, you’re apparently burning-out and need to remind yourself about your life out of your job, for which you work and not vice versa.
Running out of hobbies:
Well, if you’re consumed with your day job and don’t quite manage to draw that line between work and life, hobbies help you there. But what if you left all your hobbies in that quest for work? You need to explore, again! More importantly, because hobbies give your life meaning when you picture yourself away from your job.
That fine line is that half an hour break to simply watch the birds chirp in your garden or to read those bookmarked pages from the book you just kept aside, or even to simply colour that canvas with thy imagination and mood. That fine line between work and life can always be drawn with things that bring satisfaction and peace to that mostly chaotic schedule. Draw that line, sip that coffee, watch the ant trying to climb up a wall. Work never carves you as a person as much as these breaks and resorts for balance do!