I never really understood the "work/life" balance agenda. I assume it relates more to homeostasis than actual balance. If this is true, then by definition it simply means to self-regulate in a way that keeps conditions uniform. It would be like a life thermostat.A thermostate keeps your house the same tempurature inside no matter what's going on outside. Therefore, work/life balance should assure that your standard of living (whatever that means to you) stays the same regardless of the changing climate (Sun Tzu's "heaven").