We know balance is important.
Yin and Yang. Work and life. Spend and save.
Worth considering: over how long?
Are we seeking balance over the course of one week? One month? Or one year?
Consider a regular winters day for a snowplow driver. It’s nothing but relentless snow and a lot of work. Not much balance.
Now consider a regular year for a snowplow driver. It tells a different story. A balance of relentless winter with lots of work and a dry summer with no work.
In short: the snowplow driver sprints during winter and rests over summer.
Before we go seeking balance it’s worth considering: over what timeframe am I measuring it?