It can be a daily struggle to achieve a healthy balance in our lives. I remember being told at school, some 40 or so years ago, that my generation was entering the workplace at just the perfect time as all the 'new technology' would mean far less time working and far more leisure time.....we all know what happened next! The technology - if you let it - simply serves to blur the boundaries between work and the rest of our life; wherever you are and whatever the time you can - if you let it happen - remotely connect with work.
Here is a reminder about the importance of striking an appropriate balance. Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity and you are keeping them all in the air. One day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls - family, health, friends and integrity - are made of glass. If you drop one of these it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. Once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.