One of the hardest tasks in life as a man is balancing work and life. Many workaholics among us live to work, but we know that it is not healthy, both mentally and physically. Spending the majority of your life behind your work desk or trying to perfect your craft, can show dedication and also inspires admiration among the others, but that is not something that you should do for an extended period.
There is the argument that some careers are more demanding than others, and investing your time in them, especially in the beginning is a requirement. However, if you do it for years and years on end, that will destroy you emotionally, and you will end up with a burnout. The importance of having fun every week can’t be stressed enough since you need to charge your batteries. I am not suggesting that you become lazy, so the best suggestion is to pick up a hobby that you enjoy doing.
“If you enjoy doing what you love, then you’re not working” – I call bullsh*t on that, even if you’re obsessed with the job that you do, it may end up hurting you more than helping you if you spend too much time doing it. I am sure that you have heard about the work ethic of athletes like Kobe Bryant or Floyd Mayweather, and the lengths that they were willing to go to hone their skills. But that life is not for everyone, and you must know that they had to sacrifice family and friends to get to where they wanted. That is fine for some people, and they’re more than ready to give up almost everything to become rich or famous, but that’s not for everybody, and every once in a while we need to relax, that should be of the utmost importance for all of us.