My Thoughts About Work/Life Balance and Personal Metrics

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What is it? And is it really a thing?

I didn’t grow up with what I call Personal Metrics. Personal metrics are all the things we can measure about our daily life. Screen time, steps taken, protein consumption- that kind of thing. Having a device on my wrist that reads my heart rate, tells me how many miles I walk daily, to the hundredth, and having a device on my bookshelf that can answer questions, play music and movies, or order anything I can afford. You get my drift. But I pre-date these things because I’ve been around this planet since the 1950s. So, has the access to these metrics improved our lives?

So, what about balance?

Balance isn’t complex but it can get away from you if you’re not paying attention. It can be as simple as counterbalancing screen time with active time. Or alone time with social time. If you diet or maintain a healthy eating regimen it may mean having that one day a week when you can stuff your face with pizza and pasta. Things get out of balance when you veer to the extreme in one thing at the expense of its balancing activity. That lack of balance was totally characterized in the life of that trainer who actually sacrificed sleep to work out more.

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Novelist, Tech Marketing Writer, Growth Consultant. I have been a professional writer for over 20 years- 8 non-fiction books and 1 novel, many articles, etc.

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