Hopefully you are working so hard because you have a goal in mind. Otherwise, what’s the point?
It is easy to get wrapped up into the day-to-day grind of a job. But have you stopped to think what’s the end goal? Are you working just because everyone expects you to work?
Yes, you have needs. It is important that you and your family are healthy. You need shelter, food, etc…. if you’re able to provide this, what’s next? What are you working towards? If you received a promotion, how does that change your end-goal.
Maybe you want to take over the world? But if you don’t, have you figured out when you could stop working so hard?
If money were no object, what would you be doing?
Are you already working in your dream job? If so, how would you approach things diferently if you had all the money you could ever need? Would you be able to do more?
Once you know the answer to these questions, start moving in that direction. Life is vastly more enjoyable when decisions are made on more important criteria than finances.
Getting to that point is difficult, but not always impossible. Oftentimes it just take a spark of creativity and courage.