The word “balance” implies both work and life are given equal weight and time. But, while most of us would weigh our outside-of-work life with more importance, we would likely also have to admit our time is heavily weighted toward work.
We will likely never achieve balance and struggling to do so can be stressful. That is why, instead of balance, I suggest harmony.
It’s often not possible to create consistency in your weekly schedule, but it is necessary to find a way to devote at least some time to the activity that helps you recharge most effectively.
– Randy Hall, 4th Gear Consulting