I’m reminded several times a week that work is a subset of life, and life is not a subset of work.
An NFL wide receiver has to shut down his football career to deal with drug and mental health issues.
An aging parent falls in her apartment and gets rushed to a hospital.
A middle-aged, working person suffers heart issues and has to go immediately to the ER.
A client’s father suffers from pneumonia shortly after dealing with blood cancer.
Don’t wait for the holidays to remember you have a life outside of work. You actually have a life every day. Work just fits inside of your life. Keep your work in the proper perspective.