If you’re working in misery with your eye constantly on the clock and the weekend, you need to re-assess your priorities in life.
Work and Life are not meant to be separate. They are linked.
If you set work and life against each other as a never-ending battle as your life goes on, you end up with the thought that you’re either working too much and living too little or the other way round. The term “work-life balance” itself diminishes our ability to see that work can be a very rewarding part of a person’s life and is by its nature incredibly personal.
Separating these two aspects of your life is impossible and as soon as you see that, you’ll be able to balance the two a little better.
Aim to do work you value and you love and enjoy instead of constantly trying to escape. Find things to run toward.