Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance – Ed Batista – Harvard Business Review

A good piece from the HBR that suggest we re-set the term work/life balance with boundaries.  I have heard some senior executives say that they have found their own definition of “balance” and I think that this approach would fit with that statement – basically as long as you can draw clear lines between work and the rest of your life, whether you spend much time devoted to the personal sphere is your own choice.  This author offers a few different ways to slice these boundaries:

Time boundaries – where you exclusively devote time to non-work pursuits.

Physical boundaries – where you take a break from the office in all its forms.

and my favourite as a think today about redoubling my efforts to get to a regular mediation practice, the cognitive boundary – a place to stop thinking about work.

via Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance – Ed Batista – Harvard Business Review.

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