Working Hard

Slightly different tune for my posting. A bit of ranting 😉

For several months now, I’ve been struggling to find a balance between work and life. The main reason is a huge project I’m currently handling, which is consuming most of my time. Balancing work and personal life is a common challenge for many people, and while some might give up, that’s not my approach.

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Working hard has always been important to me, especially when I think about how my dad worked tirelessly in the past to provide for our family. It never occurred to me until I started working myself. Back in school, I never paid much attention to it and assumed everything was fine at home. But now I realize that my dad put in countless hours to make ends meet, often leaving early in the morning and returning late at night. I find myself following a similar pattern, coming into the office at 7am and leaving after 8pm or even later, especially during demanding periods when I stay until 11pm.

However, I’m starting to wonder if this struggle is a result of poor delegation or my inability to effectively organize my day. Maybe it’s about setting better priorities or simply having too much work. Well, it’s hard to say for sure.

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Balancing work and personal life is an art that requires delicacy. It varies from person to person. To me, working long hours is normal, while others may find a 9-to-5 schedule more suitable. I remember a time in my career when I adhered to fixed hours, and it was challenging for me to figure out what to do after work. It felt abnormal.

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Now that I’m busy, this new normal is something I’m familiar with. Some days I feel tired or exhausted, but most days I manage well. What’s crucial for me is to prioritize my health and ensure that everything is taken care of. Going through this journey without taking care of my well-being is risky. Although my recent health checkup showed no major concerns, I believe there’s room for improvement in that aspect.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”


Perhaps another day I can talk about how I am taking care of my health. Not on this article.

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