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Can your work-life balance tip too far the right way?


I left my stressful marketing job three months ago to take on a similar role with significantly less responsibility and stress, and almost the same pay. I thought it would be great to be rid of many of the management responsibilities I’d had and have a better work-life balance, but I’m actually quite bored and missing being more of a decision maker. There is a chance I might be able to get my old job back and it’s becoming more appealing to do so. But I can’t help thinking I’m forgetting all the things that caused me to leave in the first place. Would I be making a big mistake by going back?