Without knowing the balance you want, you can’t get the balance you want. To figure this out, you need to get into detail about what precisely work-life balance looks like for you and what specific trade-offs you need to make to get there.
- Do you live to work or work to live?
- What are you not willing to give up on the work front?
- What are you not willing to give up on the life front?
There are no right or wrong answers, but being brutally honest will inform where your heart and mind are, where your priorities need to be, and what trade-offs you are willing to accept to achieve your work-life balance.