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For work I think you need to find somewhere that you enjoy being, it takes up so much time, you can't waste your life away
I'd love to do a 4-day week. Question is, how comfortable (financially) do you have to be before you can downsize.. But then you do only get one life. Outside of work, what do you REALLY want out of your one life?
I'd love to do a 4-day week. Question is, how comfortable (financially) do you have to be before you can downsize..
Not so mush a mid-life crisis, I’m still hoping for one of
those thought, but more after some self-reflection I decided where I was in my
career was not for me.
I work in the software industry - it's generally great fun –
but I decided to move from management back to on tools - best decision I ever
made. Like @Jalapeno I plan to try and move to part time in a few years, fingers crossed!
It definitely helped my sanity level as I no longer have to
interact with as many psychotic / idiotic managers and I can now just
concentrate on what I have to deliver, rather than on what everyone else has to
nothing to add to this thread apart from my name. sorry
fastonebaz said:Guess my dream job would be editing videos, playing guitar and not having to talk much, all whilst earning enough to pay off the mortgage, put the kids through uni and go on decent holidays.
This thread is really interesting. Some great experiences being shared. Unanimously in favour of improving the work life balance as soon as possible vs slaving away until the bitter end.
stratman3142 said:It's worth thinking about whether there's anything you can do to improve the situation in your current job. I came to the realisation that a lot of the pressure I was feeling was actually being generated in my own head and not from external sources, plus I had to learn to get a lot better at delegating and not feeling personally responsible for everything. Being able to switch off and partition work and home life is also important.
Anyone gone from a well paid job to a lesser paid job as part of a mid life crisis in a bid to regain some sanity and work life balance? How'd that work out for you in the long run?