Hi everyone,

My client recently started her own company and is struggling with work-life balance. She enjoys her work, but feels guilty when she spends time with friends. That is, there's a nagging feeling that she should be working instead. She also calculates whether or not to spend time with a friend based on how useful this person is to her business - which she does not like, and judges herself for it.

How much should I dig into these feelings of guilt and self-judgement (which she's aware of)? I don't want the conversation to get too negative.

Her objective is to find a way to move passed these feelings, with the goal of enjoying her time with friends (work-life balance).

I guess my larger question is: should we dig deeper into these emotions, or simply dive into work-life balance models? Or something else?

Your advice on this would be greatly appreciated!