If those inverted priorities persist, a crisis-injury/sickness, depression or divorce-is inevitable.If you find yourself over-committed, start delegating, canceling, recusing and refusing.

It also sinks time into work well past the point of diminishing returns.To Balance from pounds.It is too easy to implicitly prioritize work ahead of everything else.

Harsh boundaries sting when first enforced, but as you grow to accept and appreciate them, you will force yourself to get your work done around them.Since I'm writing from my perspective, my advice is necessarily slanted toward a pre-tenure professor with a partner and small children.I lost my balance and fell on my face.