Let’s talk about why ‘work-life balance’ is a myth.
You can never do everything that both sides want you to do, much less do so in equally proportioned segments of time.
Sometimes, your family needs you home on a work day. Sometimes, your work calls you in on a weekend.
And, although you may not work a ‘classic nine-to-five’, the point is that if you are always tip-toeing back and forth, from one to the other, to give the appearance of being there for both fully, then you may never really be giving either one your all.
No, it’s better, I think, to jump headfirst into one and ignore the other while you’re doing it.
That means, no cheating. Responding to emails while you’re at the park with your children is cheating.
When you do that, you’re not ‘maintaining’ any sort of real balance.
Real balance comes from standing still, not jumping around.