Time — use it or lose it
If you work 50 hours a week, you will fill those 50 hours a week. If you move into a bigger space, you will fill it up. Stuff expands to the space given it.
With a mentality stemming from being action-oriented, minimalist and growth driven, I’m not one for faffing around, tip-toeing and overly-concerned with being ‘nice’. I tend to go for ‘What’s the big picture?’. So how do you figure out what your big picture is? Stop dawdling and start paying attention. Nothing against mindful ‘dawdling’ where you purposefully sit back and sip tea and go ‘ah’ (my version of smoking). What do you want from life? What do you want more of? What do you want to do, see, laugh at?
Stop being ‘nice’ and ask for what you want.
I have nicely balanced life because I work damn hard to get it.