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It's ironic that trying to find "balance" is stressful, but what if the entire idea of work-life balance is completely outdated?

Work-life balance has dominated the discourse around careers, work and wellbeing for years. Yet universal agreement on what this balance actually is, is hard to find. There are some commonalities with the majority of us thinking of it as an equation of sorts. One that involves divvying up time into slots allocated for work, with other time dedicated to non-work activities such as time with family, friends, hobbies, healthcare, socialising, rest and recovery.  Once the...