We talk a lot about work.
I have to work.
I’m working late.
I work from home.
I work too much.
I need more work.
Werk. Werk. Werk.
Most of us need to work simply for the income, some of us need to work for the challenge.
I think what is best is to find a balance between the two. There is so much joy to be taken from a busy productive day that allows you to take care of your family in the evening.
It has become popular in this day in age to work remotely. Easier for some than others of course as it really depends on what kind of work you do. Personality comes into play also as self-scheduling is an important part of the puzzle. Some can easily achieve this and for others it is a bit harder to stay on task.
I myself thrive on the self-scheduling. Clients and family life need to be balanced and prioritized. The better I schedule, the happier everyone is. There are always hiccups, as I am sure you would expect but for the most part I can make it work for all involved.
The Internet and smart phones play a big part in this and allows the ‘work’ to be done wherever I am. Does this mean I need to be on my laptop while the kids are in the lake? No, but it means I can find an appropriate time over a cottage weekend to work, have fun and then have time on Monday to join the kids on a field trip. Win, Win.
Whose working this long weekend and who is relaxing? Who is doing a bit of both? I am.