The root of work-life is the decisions we make as we balance work and life through the choices we make each and every day. Work might require a huge focus through a critical project. Family my take up a large chunk of your time with some unplanned (or planned) activity. It will always be in a state of flux - - that's the nature of our lives.
What I realized recently was that I have been constantly thinking and even worrying about the things that I wasn't doing. What wasted energy! I do make choices and as I look back on the choices I made, they are the right ones. So, I have to drop this guilt stuff.
What I'm not doing now, I am likely to be working on later. If it is important, it will get done - at the right time. I should be putting all my energy on getting what I have chosen to do, done. Period.
I trust and will continue to pay attention to the lists I create - - on a simple piece of software, sadly named Anxiety.