A week is made up of 7 days, 24 hours each, equaling 168 hours in a week.
If one is to work a typical 40-hour work week, this is 24% of the entire week. Add in an hour lunch break in each day that nobody wants to count as “free time” and it bumps up to 26% of the week.
Allot another 33% for sleep(if done right), one is left with 41-43% of the week to do as one pleases.
As the numbers show, work is a part of life, not life. Yes, work allows one to make enough money to do those other things (probably more enjoyable things). But it is not the end all, be all. It is less than half of your week.
The most important ability in life is the ability to flip the switch. Work mode on, work mode off. If one doesn’t allow themselves to escape work, it can and will consumer them.
If you don’t like your job, you have at least 40% of your week to gain the tools necessary to find a new one.
Everyone comes from a different background, different circumstances, and have different resources available to them. Value time, make the most of it, don’t get too caught up in work being the biggest thing in your life, because the numbers show it is not.