The work - life balance is a dilemma that plagues everyone in the working world. It’s the concept of properly prioritizing between "work" (your career) and your "life" (health, leisure, family time, etc). As a consultant, you are putting in about three times the amount of work vs life. Why is this? You don’t have one job. You have multiple jobs and clients at once. There are multiple projects you are working on and only one life to balance against it.