Am interested in knowing how other MR users balance their work lives and their personal lives. Let me start by saying that I believe in hard work. But, at 29, I find that I can't work as hard as I did at say, 24. I'm at work every morning at 7, I'm home by 4, I work at home until 6. And on Monday I feel ok. But by the time Friday night rolls around, I feel like I have nothing left -- not just spent, but spent, bitter -- lost to myself, to some degree. I make sure I get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. So, others. How do you balance your work and professional life? How late/how many hours do you allow yourself to work? How much work do you do doing your work day? How much time do you take "for yourself" per week, and per day? How do you force yourself to the next day without dread, exhaustion and a sense of impossibility? Yes. This is a surfacing of the Sunday night blues. Fine. For the record, I'm happier than I sound.