Hi Patrick,

The statistics on your post are quite alarming! It is sad to learn that people continue to work long hours even with the knowledge that it can be harmful to both employees and employers.

I personally struggle from trying to discipline myself in maintaining a work-life balance. The article below talks of how to free yourself from these unhealthy patterns and reach a more sustainable, rewarding work-life balance. This cycle is made up of five distinct steps:

1. Pause and denormalize.

2. Pay attention to your emotions.

3. Re-prioritize.

4. Consider your alternatives.

5. Implement changes.

The article also mentioned that the five steps outlined above are not a one-time activity, but rather a cycle of continuous re-evaluation and improvement.

Work-Life Balance Cycle is not a one-time achievement but a lifelong discipline.