We all have a fuel tank with limited fuel
Every one of us has a fixed amount of energy to use each day. How we distribute this energy between the main components of our life (e.g. work, rest , family and leisure) influences our work-life balance.
If we put too much energy into work, too little energy into rest, family and leisure, and if we do it for too long, our well-being will suffer. Our health suffers, and our family and relationships suffer. We may be on the road to Burnout!
Balance involves giving appropriate amounts of attention/time/energy to the important aspects of our life and often this needs to be flexible in order to deal with life’s natural challenges. Sometimes we need to work a bit harder, and sometimes rest a bit harder.
As we are all different, we will also have different balance needs and we discover this with experience and self reflection.