I lost myself recently. Lost myself in busyness of sorts. I didn't realize it at the time and although signs around me were pointing to the obvious, I ignored them all. Unfortunately it took a huge tole on my family and my world around me.
It isn't easy for me to lose perspective but this time I did. Thank God I came back.
There are things that must be done yes. Chores, lists, business, important things. But the most important is your family. If you deny yourself that, if you ignore the most important things, you are denying yourself the real reason and the real joy in life.