I personally need my exercise time in the morning to clear my head. I have to do it in the morning because that is before I get pulled into things at work and out of my schedule. It’s important to block some time for yourself even when you know you have deadlines and could be working. I know I am more effective if I get a little exercise in, so I make it a priority.
–Lisa Sullivan, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
It may better to think of balance over the long haul – not on a day to day basis. At any given time in our lives, we will be unbalanced in one direction or another – for those who get a lot of satisfaction out of work, that may be work more often than not, but that is not necessarily bad. If someone is truly one-dimensional, then that would be lack of balance.
–Leslie J. Kohman, Department of Thoracic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University
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