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Balancing Work and Life

Consistent work stress presents greater risks to health than previously realized, studies say. The long work weeks, packed with back-to-back meetings and deadlines spawns FOMO, and the pressure to stay tuned 24/7 leaves us restless and fatigued. Ironically, the more hours you put in, the more the feeling deepens until it becomes an ever-present cycle of anxiety and exhaustion. Some call it burnout.

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J Michel Metz, Chair of SNIA’s Board of Directors, and Technical Director at AMD, shares his wake-up moment as he experiences the passing away of a dear colleague, and what he taught him about work-life balance. In his blog “A Wake-Up Call”, Metz writes,

The last few weeks have been pedal-to-the-metal.

I’ve been putting out a nearly obscene amount of output. I’ve written nearly 20,000 words on various documents (that few people will likely ever read – the joys of being in tech), I’ve been pulling 60, 70, even 80-hour weeks. When it rains, it pours; the number of fire-drills has increased almost exponentially.

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Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.