Most people look forward to leaving their office on a Friday evening knowing they won’t think much about their work again until Monday morning. My position to some may seem enviable due to the fact that I simply adore my job; I love what I do and have a passion for it but when does it stop being work and start being fun?

I’m about to finish my work here now and by right I should be putting down the laptop. Anyone else at this stage in their working day might browse facebook and Twitter for fun, catching up on the day’s trending topics and viral videos but to me, this is my work. Because of this I have found the whole Work/Life balance a huge struggle. To say I suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is an understatement. I watch TV whilst on the laptop working which results in neither getting my full attention. I finished a book (thanks to Cat Hogan) for the first time in about 2 years after I forced myself to switch off, but it was a struggle. After battling sleepless nights, emotional highs and lows, and the guilt that comes with the feeling that I’ve neglected my family, I’ve finally come to the conclusion: To get the BEST out of my work, I have to learn how to switch off COMPLETELY!

I realise this is probably common sense to everyone else. It’s just taken me a little longer to get here. :-)

And on that note #LoggingOff #MicDrop #DeniseHasLeftTheBuilding

(for about 20 mins before I frantically check my phone for notifications whilst hiding in the bathroom so Johnny & Evan don’t give out to me)