Thoughts create a work-life balance. And we all share some understanding of how this works or doesn’t work in our lives. 1) I love my work, and 2) I enjoy playing. If you don’t feel that you can honestly say that you love your work, I might be able to talk to you about how you can answer this question without thinking that you’re tricking yourself.
Research on “flow” experiences clearly indicates that to experience flow our work must provide us with a challenge and that we must have sufficient skills to apply to the challenge. Also, we must find the process enjoyable.
One without the other does not work as effectively. I’d get bored with only playing, and even though I love my work, it insists that I play if I want to be effective. When we function as a conduit for both work and play, we become creative.