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Live to work or work to live?

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I don't feel like I live to work, but sadly, sometimes it seems that work is my life. Go figure...
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Can we please see an end to employers thinking it's OK to call, email or text outside contracted hours? They buy X hours of my time, not my whole life.
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I think the tax and benefits system is a big influence. I dont just mean working part-time and getting tax credits, I mean people who receive no benefits stopping work before they reach the 40% band.
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There's more to life than my job. But then again, my job is my life. My job is to put food on the table, to be a dad, to be a friend, to be part of a family, to cook, to clean, to play, to be there and to have a laugh while I do it. My job is my whole life, not just the part that's defined by the 'work' I do.
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There's more to life than my job. But then again, my job is my life. My job is to put food on the table, to be a dad, to be a friend, to be part of a family, to cook, to clean, to play, to be there and to have a laugh while I do it. My job is my whole life, not just the part that's defined by the 'work' I do.
I'm confused by your confusion. I also conflate those three things. The only work I do is my job, the only reason I do my job is to make money. The only money I make is the money I make from working at my job. Now, that is confusing but what I'm saying is that those three things are, to me, the same.
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Try scaling back your working hours if you're a woman without children. It's like going from Cos to... well, certainly not Boden.
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The new consensus about hardworking people, hardworking families, human units defined by the intensity of their effort, actually sounds, when you decouple it from whichever smooth voice whence it came, a bit Soviet.
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Each person has their own motivation beyond the actual necessity of earning enough to live on.
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I have been saying I work to live all my life, and I am soon to retire and wave two fingers at the world of work.
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Always work to live. You cannot take money with you so make just enough to get you happiness in life. So many people leave this earth every single day and have never really enjoyed life but have all the money in the world.
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If you live in America and you have a 9-5 you live to work. We never have enough money to do the things we want. We are at the mercy of the company we work for and usually they have no idea you exist outside of a number. They have designed it so that most of your time is spent either at work or thinking about work.
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I thought by going to college to have the career I wanted I would find a balance. I see that is not the case. I work a lot. I work to prove myself to my superiors. I work support my colleagues. I work late and weekends. I am constantly on my computer. I work to repay my student loans. I definitely live to work.
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In a recent study it was found finding a balance is difficult. Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, and eight hours for what we will.
That’s how the 40-hour week is supposed to work, right?

But as many American workers—and especially working American parents—know, those eight hours for “what we will” seem all but nonexistent, drowned out by an endless cycle of housework, childcare, commuting, and more work. According to one recent OECD survey, the United States ranked 29th out of 36 countries for “work-life balance,” a comparison of hours worked versus hours devoted to leisure. In most cases, the brunt of this brutal load falls harder on women, who still do the bulk of housework and may find careers, particularly those with the most financial and personal rewards, impossible to sustain.
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Sometimes it takes a set back to realize we need to slow down and replenish, we can't do it all, here's an honest from the heart post about creative burnout. It happened to me and you should work hard to not let it happen to you. Living to work is a mindset. Change your thoughts, change your life.
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I blog from home and I still strive to find a balance. Having a family causes me to have to structure my day as I need quiet time to sit and write. I am grateful that I am able to watch my children grow while working from home. With deadlines, I find interaction on demand difficult. It's not so much to keep up with the Jones as we need to work to survive. It's hard but I suppose finding a complete balance is worth it.
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Anyone that goes to work and likes going to work should be ashamed of themselves. We all work because we have to at the moment but no one wants to go work for someone else and spend all their time doing work related tasks. The ones who do have been programmed and are no different than robots.
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The break from work gave me enough mental space to slow down, to think in another dimension altogether, like I was now flowing on the current of a gentle river rather than the usual frenetic pace of paddling furiously upstream. That being said, it took me a good three days to stop ruminating about the goings-on at my job, to shrink those seemingly monstrous challenges and lists and mid-stream projects down to size.
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We should all take a look at our life and realize we don't need as much as we think we do. We work so hard to obtain things we could have with little or no effort.
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We all know that a surge in adrenaline caused by severe emotional stress causes the blood to clot more frequently, which increases the risk of having a heart attack. So wouldn’t you want to reduce your stress level by working in a better place or for a better boss?
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Once I figured out I was working to live I completely changed the way I thought. Life is so short and working and money are so small in the big order of things. We should spend life trying to become as close to God and earth as possible. Stop wasting our time trying to obtain this paper money that man made up.
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