Thank you for sharing your views, chefs! As I said on Friday, there is no right or wrong answer – this question simply reflects to you your perception on work-life balance at this point in your career.
I do, however, want to point out that perception is everything. If you believe it work-life balance is a ‘Need to Have’, then you will be more encouraged to take actions towards that end (no matter what your circumstances).
I also invite you to consider the following:
- If you see work-life balance as a Nice to Have, take a look at your frame of reference for a balanced life – do you measure your schedule against a 5-days per week, 9-5 job? What if you redefined what work-life balance could look like for your own cheflife?
- If you instead see it as a Need to Have, are you doing what little you can to find more balance in your life? Are there any other steps can you take?