If you think about it, work-life balance is a concept built around a regular 9am-5pm job. How can we use that as a baseline to define what a balanced life should look like for us when our schedules look nothing like that? This is where a pragmatic approach is called for, because as a chef:
- You can accept the reality of your circumstances and work around it.
- You become free to rewrite the definition of work-life balance to suit you.
- You learn to temper your idealism, manage other people’s expectations better and get creative about your limitations