I just watched a video that discredited the whole elusive work-life balance thing we all crave.
It was for work and I got through four minutes of it thinking there’s four minutes of my life I’m never getting back because it really helped me in NO possible way for my actual job. Even after trying to deploy all my imaginative, creative abilities I pride myself on having honed until now.
But whatever – Another story.
What it did mention though is how the whole work-life balance concept is a piece of you know what because when you love something you do, the lines between work and play blur.
Sounds blissfully ignorant if you ask me.
The guy then mentioned how creatives (supposedly people like you and me) don’t believe in the concept of work life balance because we can’t shut off our creative brain no matter how much we try.
I don’t know about you but I can definitely shut my creative part of the brain. In fact, I would suggest that my “creative” part often leaves me lurching in the pitch bleakness of nothingness because it’s decides to go on an impromptu dark orgy with some buddies of it.
Again, another story.
After just having spat out three articles of varying degrees of dullness, today is definitely one of those days I wish I had more write and non-write balance. So to the irritating perky dude who declares work life balance is a façade for us mere folk who would love to be a beached walrus right now, I’d like to politely tell you to shut up.
I’d get more creative with my dismissive attitude but I can’t. My creative side just left me a note that says Do Not Disturb.