I constantly try to make everything in my life fit neatly together. If I squeeze this in today, I'll be able to do that tomorrow. And if I make arrangements for something this week, it will be ready next week when I need it. Life came along to show me that I'm not in control the way I try to be. I just can't make everything fit -- and maybe I should stop trying.
One way to avoid workaholism is by recognizing that true work-life blend begins in one particular direction: from self to work. Work may come to inform the self over time, but work must first and foremost be designed by the individual if we are to experience meaning and flow, the bedrocks of lasting happiness.