I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit with my job. This is my busiest time of year. Start if school always is. I am working almost 7 days a week to meet some fiscal deadlines and I just realized I am not hapoy with this pace of work at all. I am blowing off friends and not having any time to myself. Special education and finances are intertwined in a crappy way. So I am tired and grumpy!
You realized your health and happiness are taking a hit with your job. That's the first step to making changes so that you begin practicing self care. Think more about what is for your highest good. I realize your job is important, but so are you. Sending hugs your way.
If it's temporaray , then of course it will pass.
Your realization of this, signals an awareness. An awareness that empowers you to put a limit on it. Be rational, crunch the numbers and then you decide what you need to invest to put you where you want/ need to be.
My life was ate up by this in the past. At age 60, and single, with finances in order I have more control.
Anyway, by Labor Day I am burnt out on the roofing season. I know I have to push for 2 more months, then it's 4+ months of part-time work.. So just be rational ( of course, I don't have any friends....)
Well having been in your position before (getting up, going to work, coming home, going to bed, getting up, going to work, about 60-70 hours per week) and quitting my job because of it, I went to a psychologist who asked me the most important question anyone ever asked me: Did you enjoy the job when you started it? That opened my eyes to the fact that it wasn't the job, it was how I was doing it and I went back to the job. More than likely there might be some things you can put off or change how you do them to give yourself more free time. Maybe you'll have to ask for extensions. Not knowing the ins and outs of your business I can't really make suggestions on changes but hopefully you can look at it from the perspective I did when I was asked the question.