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“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

This old adage may be well-intentioned, but it certainly wasn’t written with a healthy work-life balance in mind. After a long, stressful day at work, it’s important to unwind by doing something that you enjoy. But when your career and your passion are one and the same, disconnecting may prove difficult.

While the recent remote work boom has provided many professionals with a great deal of flexibility, it has also brought challenges—namely, how or when to walk away at the end of the day. In a recent survey conducted by Groupon, 60% of respondents listed a lack of boundaries between their work and home lives as the reason for a poor work-life balance.

No matter how much you love what you do, maintaining that boundary and finding an outlet that’s separate from your job is essential to having a healthy work-life balance. This may be easier said than done, but it can be done. Journalist and diversity consultant Olivier Fabre shares his advice on how to tune out at the end of the day and focus on what matters.

“[Cut] out and just leaving everything for a while. [Pay] attention to yourself and your friends and family. I think that’s very important.”

Olivier Fabre

Transcript:

Is having a career plan important?

Olivier Fabre:

I think having a career plan is important because I wish I had one!

I literally was privileged to be able to find a job relatively right away after college, then moved to another job that I was more interested in after two or three years. I stayed in it for twenty-five years because I actually enjoyed it. I liked my work. I liked the company I worked for. But then, you don’t realize you’ve been there too long until it’s too late. And you need to have a plan B for everything, even if it’s just looking out for yourself or other jobs that may be important.

Even [when] a company [is] really the best fit, maybe you want to try something else. Challenge yourself to something else. It’s easy to be stuck in a company for very long because you’ve made very good friends and it’s a very good fit for you. You’re passionate about the work, and that’s great if you’re in charge of everything. But if you’re not, then you probably want to look to move on.

Eventually, just to follow, make sure you’re in charge of your career and the company—or rather, [that] somebody else is not.

Is work-life balance still important with passion projects?

Fabre:

I think it is. I think it is. It’s very easy to get completely absorbed by your job and ignore everything else. And at the end of the day, once your passion is over or has moved on or you’ve reached your goal, then you realize you have nothing else left around. Then it becomes difficult to catch up.

When I edit or I do something, I end up editing for hours and hours and I forget the time to eat, to go out, run, and whatnot. And I’ve got to force myself to stop and take a break and go out. And I actually try to walk at least an hour every day, even the middle of the day, because I can. Because I’m no longer in an office. And just to take that break and make sure I take care of myself and if I need to take care of other people at the time, then do that, as well.

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How can I avoid burnout?

Fabre:

Seriously, burnout is very—people need to take it seriously. I did not take burnout seriously enough. Even when I was younger, I thought I was young, I could play hard, work hard, and get everything done at the same time. And then your body just doesn’t allow you to do that anymore. Keeping yourself healthy, at least exercising once in a while. And also just ensuring that you’re switched off once in a while.

When I left my previous job, which was always keeping on top of the news, the first thing I did was turn off every notification for every news app I had. And it was so relaxing. And I realized that just that flow of information gets you on edge. And even if you’re somebody like me, who knows that the news is the news and it’s part of your work, it still stresses you out. And it really is a major factor to burnout, I think.

Cutting out and just leaving everything for a while. Paying attention to yourself, and your friends and family. I think that’s very important.

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