Enough is enough! When do you know as a manager that you have taken on too much? Is it that one more job assignment you were willing to tackle? Was it agreeing to coach your daughter's team two evenings a week? Or how about that overdue project you promised your church you would help with?
There was once a truism, "If you want something done then give it to someone who is already busy, they will find a way." But that is no longer valid. Before you agree to anything else, please ask yourself three questions.
First, will this advance my ability to lead my team and achieve our goals? If the answer is no, then go slow on signing up.
Second, will this strengthen my relationships with my immediate family? If the answer is no, then it probably isn't worth it.
Third ask this: will this allow me to be a positive role model for my work team or my family? If the answer is no, then don't do it and never consider it again.
I am not trying to encourage balance; I am not sure that is a valid target. What I am suggesting is a path to meaningful activity that will pay off for you, the people you lead, and the most important people in your life - your family.