Posted in happiness, slow living, wellbeing, work-life balance

Work as hard as you can

Recently I have been blogging a lot about work/life balance. It seems to be affecting a lot of people. Younger people are being stressed and strained by long hours and high demands at a time where they are building their lives and have young children.Some  of them have learned to work less or build up a set of skills so they can slide between jobs. Older people are being crush by a relentless system at a time when they need to slow down and spend more time handing over their skills and then developing a new set of skills so they can contribute as elders.Rushing and doing to much means nothing is thought through properly, systems are lumpy and create more strain because no one has the time to join the dots. It’s silly. Recently the best piece of advice I have received is to work hard at work , decide what time you are leaving and then leave, go home and live your own life. We need a life. We need our own things to do and develop because that also grows the world and makes our society rich. Just drudging and slaving is deadening and so we are not getting the best out of people.We need to wake up and think more sensibly.I don’t know why we can’t.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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