Time is precious. My time is extremely valuable to me and especially to those I care about. My children, my wife, and my friends all get a piece of my time. Work also gets some of that time. But have I achieved a balance?
Work gets 48 hours a week of my time. Two full days out of the seven.
8 hours is devoted to driving to and from work as well for the week.
56 hours is spent sleeping. Maybe more. Maybe.
That leaves 56 hours for my friends and family. That is exactly 1/3 of my time. That time is extremely valuable to me. In fact, I cannot think of a price to put on it. I would gladly give up my job or sleep before I give up the time I have for those I care about.
At the end of every week, my family comes first. At the end of every workday, I walk away proud of what I did that day. At the end of every sleep, I am ready to do it all again each and every day.
I feel I have created a healthy work/life balance.