Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2012

At certain times in the year it can be difficult for me to clearly delineate between the work week and the weekend.  There "should" be an appropriate time to check-out, rest, and re-connect with friends and loved ones.  However, work emails come straight to everyone's phone and there are pressures to stay "connected".  I always notice when someone doesn't check that lingering buzz;  even more so when someone actually allows a call to go to voicemail! Technology constantly has us betwixt and between personal and professional worlds.  I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty of hopping right on my phone at any hour of the day or night to answer an email just so I can check it off of my "to-do" list.  I've also been guilty on too many occasions of saying to whomever I'm with: "I just have to get this one email off and then I can end my day and listen".
I'm currently creeping towards the finish line of a year-long professional review so my weekends are now officially "work time".   I'm too busy fulfilling regular work week expectations Monday through Friday so the push will be to complete everything else on the weekends.   
How do you stay balanced during times like this? I've scheduled time for runs, time for quick dates with friends, and I try to dress in a more laid back manner (Que image above); but, my highest priority is work! I am definitely fearful that time with friends or time with myself (exercise) will quickly take a backseat to creating a quality finished product for work.
Am I alone on this one- or do we all lose sight of what's most important at times?

Happy Weekend!
Don't forget to take some time for y-o-u!


Annie said...

You're certainly not alone in this! Especially as business owner, I find it incredibly difficult to distinguish between work time and down time. Since there aren't really ever any traditional "office hours," any time could ostensibly be time I should be working. But, as you said, it's all about balance-- being clued in to that feeling of when you know you've had enough and need a break. We're all human after all!

Chic Geek said...

yet again, confirmation that I do indeed love you.

myrna said...

These items are stunning! Love.

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