Been noticing lately that for the past few years, even while on vacation, I never truly took time off. My brain was always on, thinking about work in some way or another. I felt guilt for relaxing and not being productive. Instead of giving myself the rest I truly needed, I was mad at myself for not obtaining some unobtainable goal.
The result has been 1-exhaustion, 2-being less efficient at work, 3-experiencing guilt and anger toward myself.
I didn't even realize I was doing that to myself. Now that I'm aware, I'm trying to create separations between work and play in a more mindful way. When I'm at work I want to be more present, and really give it my all. But when I'm not at work, I am going to give myself the rest I deserve, or my work and emotional well being will suffer.
Anyone else notice similar patterns? How do you balance work and life?
The concrete seen in the atrium uses ‘pulverised fuel ash’, a by-product of power stations. It not only significantly reduces embodied energy but it's also sourced from a concrete plant less than a mile away.
Angel Building, Islington