The whole work/life balance thing is usually only a problem for others.
Meaning, you do what you want to do. Work as hard and as much as you want. If you are getting push back, it is from others demanding your time and attention.
It is OTHERS telling you to get work/life balance.
If you decided to take off from work, and go play golf, or sit at the pool and read, or go into your garage and tinker, would they be celebrating this downtime balance?
Of course not, they demand that you do things according to THEIR desires and wants.
So, it isn’t so much a work/life balance, as balancing your priorities against others’ priorities.
How much will you let others dictate what you do, and when?