I get the struggle. It's hard to find balance in life when you have a demanding career. For me, it's fine line between being bored and being burned out. Too little work and I'm feeling restless and unfulfilled. Too much work and I'm stressed, more irritable, and not able to be as present as I need to be for the work I'm doing - and not able to as easily enjoy my down time. When you have an emotionally or mentally taxing career, the lines between work and personal life can easily become blurred. You take work home with you, find yourself working extra hours, and might even be sorting through the clutter of everything you have to do when what your brain really needs is rest.
The average American works 40+ hours per week, which means we spend almost half of our waking lives on-the-job. If you love what you do and are energized to start each and every day, perhaps this isn’t so bad. If on the other hand, you hate what you do, it bleeds into every other aspect of your life. Even when you’re not at work, you spend evenings and weekends, dreading the idea of going back. Wouldn’t you love to get paid to do something you love? To do something that provides a sense of purpose while adding to the overall quality of your life? If you don’t think that’s possible due to age, experience, or financial concerns, it might be time to reconsider! The alternative is spending the rest of your working life counting down towards a retirement that’s never promised. Read more
If you're reading this it's probably because someone you know and care about has been struggling with some kind of disordered …