According to Jasper Bergink, the perennial question is: How to balance our working life with our private life.
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
In the video, Nigel Marsh describes his ideal working day:
Wake up well-rested. Have sex. Walk the dog. Have breakfast with my wife and kids. Have sex again. Drive the kids to school. Do three hours of work. Meet in a mate to do sports in the park during lunch break. Do three more hours of work. Meet some mates for a drink. Drive home for dinner with my wife and kids. Meditate for half an hour. Have sex. Walk the dog. Have sex again. Go to sleep.
According to Jasper Bergink, there are at least two important points in his talk. Firstly, certain career choices are incompatible with a meaningful family life. If your job requires you to always be on the job or to travel a lot, this will certainly affect your social and family life. And he makes another very important point. It is nobody but you who is responsible for your own work-life balance.
Your boss ideally facilitates your happiness at work.
But in the long term, there is only one person who decides how much and when you work: You!