Today I wanted to ask you guys your thoughts on work/life and the balance between the two. Over the past few months, it seemed like Nick & I were going at 100 miles per hour. I'd get home from somewhere and then literally the next day or week, we'd be on our way to doing something else. It really hit us a month ago when we spent the whole weekend getting ready for a trade show in Las Vegas and I had to also get ready for a craft show the weekend after during the same time. We just worked through the entire weekend. That's when it hit us that we work a lot and forget to take time for ourselves. I had a little breakdown and just started to cry, feeling so overwhelmed with everything. and I thought to myself - at what point is it too much? At what point will I stop and recognize that quality over quantity is more important? I want quality of life. Instead of just working all the time, just to make a few extra bucks. Why don't I just step back and stop taking on the world. and my poor husband, he has a full time job on top of helping me so he pretty much has 2 jobs.
So I was wondering your thoughts on this subject. Do you relate to any of this? Anyone out there a workaholic? Do you have a a hard time balancing work+quality of life? For the self-employed friends out there - do you make it a point to take a break? Or do you find yourselves working all hours of the day, every day? Even if you're not self-employed, I am sure you have other things in daily life that keep you busy. Is there anything specific that you do to be intentional about taking time for yourself?
Sidenote: I don't mean to sound like a big ungrateful person - I am fortunate to be able to do what I do and the crazy schedule of being your own boss comes with the territory. I love what I do. Lately it just feels like it has become really intense. Probably because I am not the best at time management or being produtive all the time. But anyway. Here are some images related to working. I thought these were appropriate to post ;)