When to work/when to play?

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How do you guys know when it's time to take a day or evening off from work/investing to go do something strictly for enjoyment(i.e. Golfing, Vacation, Out to eat, etc.?) I get a variety of responses to this question. Some will say to work 100 hours a week and don't stop until you don't have to work at all and others will say differently. I'm trying to find a happy medium with this. I have a great work ethic but at the same time working 12-16 hour days makes your life fly by. I'm only 22 and I don't want to miss out on some of my prime years because I've been taught only to work, work, work. There has to be balance. How often do you guys "play" per week, month, or year? 

Originally posted by @Joshua Meyers :

How do you guys know when it's time to take a day or evening off from work/investing to go do something strictly for enjoyment(i.e. Golfing, Vacation, Out to eat, etc.?) I get a variety of responses to this question. Some will say to work 100 hours a week and don't stop until you don't have to work at all and others will say differently. I'm trying to find a happy medium with this. I have a great work ethic but at the same time working 12-16 hour days makes your life fly by. I'm only 22 and I don't want to miss out on some of my prime years because I've been taught only to work, work, work. There has to be balance. How often do you guys "play" per week, month, or year? 

Investing isn't playing? Hrm.  I worked for years at the 60-80/hr work week for nearly a decade, with side hustles and two jobs to be able to sock away $$.  But I was always at every party, most major campouts and so forth.

No one is going to be able to tell you what the right balance is, it's something that accomplishes your goals and makes the people around you jealous.

Originally posted by @Troy Fisher :
Originally posted by @Joshua Meyers:

How do you guys know when it's time to take a day or evening off from work/investing to go do something strictly for enjoyment(i.e. Golfing, Vacation, Out to eat, etc.?) I get a variety of responses to this question. Some will say to work 100 hours a week and don't stop until you don't have to work at all and others will say differently. I'm trying to find a happy medium with this. I have a great work ethic but at the same time working 12-16 hour days makes your life fly by. I'm only 22 and I don't want to miss out on some of my prime years because I've been taught only to work, work, work. There has to be balance. How often do you guys "play" per week, month, or year? 

Investing isn't playing? Hrm.  I worked for years at the 60-80/hr work week for nearly a decade, with side hustles and two jobs to be able to sock away $$.  But I was always at every party, most major campouts and so forth.

No one is going to be able to tell you what the right balance is, it's something that accomplishes your goals and makes the people around you jealous.

That's a great answer sir! 

Your questions can only be answered by you.  Don't fool yourself into thinking that your prime years are only in your twenties....  Your entire life is what you make it.  You are the creator and designer of your life.

My last vacation was in 2006

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When your wife says so

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