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Sorry, But You're Probably Doing Work-Life Balance Wrong

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When I think about the one piece of career advice I hear all the time, it’s “Find work-life balance.” And I bet you’ve heard this thrown around a lot, too.

Don’t be a workaholic. Leave work at work. Make sure you’re living your life, too. Spend time with friends and family. Have hobbies. Get enough sleep. Find time to fit your workout in. Don't forget to take care of you!

And so forth.

But isn’t your job, in fact, part of your life? (Hint: it is). Our work becomes a part of who we are, so how exactly can we be expected to just turn that switch on and off?

On this episode (“Unbalancing Work-Life Balance”) of the podcast “Stuff Mom Never Told You,” the hosts explore why we shouldn’t view work and “life” as two completely separate entities. Rather, we need to figure out how to integrate the two as best as we can.