Work is important, but it’s only one of the important things in life. We need to find a way to be “closed for business” for our families.
This means putting limits to work so you can do family and limits to family so you can do work.
Kevin and Marcia navigated this conflict in time between work and family by setting some rules:
- Quitting: “closed for business” at certain times of the day.
- Interruptions: no interruptions at work.
- Phone: no business calls when at home.
These rules help keep both family and work important. When someone is “on”, they’re fully on. When someone is “off”, they’re fully off.