The law of conservation of energy says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It just changes from one form to another.
I think work works similarly. Work is always present – it just changes from one form to another.
In our lives, we need to work hard to understand ourselves, our priorities and design a schedule that works in alignment to them.
At the office, work involves carving out time for deep thinking, staying engaged in the many meetings we attend and making every hour we spend “at work” count.
At home, we work to keep our homes clean, to cook good food, to take care of ourselves and to pay attention to each other.
There may be a few weeks of vacation every year when we don’t need to worry about doing all this work as much. But, it is the work we do the rest of the time that enables us to get those few carefree weeks.
Anything of value requires work. Thus, the work never stops.
And, that’s a beautiful thing.