I think work/life balance is a lie modern man talks about because he has lost his way. He thinks that if work and life is strictly separated, and then “balanced,” that all will be well.
What should be our mission and goal is not only to see work as a positive good and normal part of our existence as humans, but also to see all of our existence as life, pure and simple, and try to grapple and take hold of it.
I run several businesses, none of which require me to be inside, though it’s easy to be outside in the lingering remains of a Parisian summer.
I choose some quieter places, as the day and inclination invite me.
Perhaps a more crowded park? Hang with the ducks? Watch people feed them.
Want something really unconventional? A cemetery.
A workspace can’t and shouldn’t be a sanitized “clean space” where you have no distractions. You should bring discipline and purpose to your work and choose a workspace that will invite the brightest distractions and recollections, whenever you need to take a break from your
I was asked to write this for WeWork.com and their recent “Where do you work?” campaign.