Back when I was employed, I didn’t have much of a work / life balance. I worked a 9-day fortnight, meaning I did 10 days’ worth of hours in 9 days, which allowed me to have every other Monday off.
However, I still never seemed to have any time for myself. Work would consume my thoughts when I wasn’t there, and by the time the weekend came around I was exhausted and just wanted to sleep.
So, I said to myself, things will be different when I work for myself.