Here’s an important question asked about work and family via Wiselike:
How do you divide your time between family and work? I work full-time and then work on my side projects when possible as well as freelance projects, try to blog and honestly it feels like there isn’t enough hours in a day to balance it all.
Are there any things you personally do to ensure you have blocks of time to work on apps, blog posts and other non-family involving tasks?
Here’s my answer:
Division of time is impossible to do well because this assumes that there is actually a formula that will create a discrete solution for this problem / challenge.
The reality is that doing work and family isn’t binary. Instead, I see this challenge as a tension to be managed instead of a problem to be solved.
A rubber-band (and a rubber band ball) is a much better metaphor and model than a “balance beam”. I write a few more thoughts about this integration of life and work here:
To be an encouragement, you’re asking the right types of questions:
If there is a “balance” its really more about the purpose of one’s work:
And, of course, you want to either create or work in an environment that can take care of you: