I live to work but realize that is not a good thing and try to spend time with the family more often now. It is not always easy as a dog has a hard time changing its spots.
Some of the changes was because my first wife left me, in direct response to being a workaholic railroader, an industry that is more then happy to have workaholics on the roster. To give you an idea, I was out-of-state railroading for all but 7 weeks in 2004. (2) 2 week vacations and (1) 3 week vacation. The rest of the time I never saw my wife as I was out of state. After that divorce, I realized I needed to ease up on the hours worked
Another reason is physical stamina. In 2011 I was hit by extreme fatigue and it was not explainable. It was all I could do to get up, and every muscle in my body hurt. That came about from years of working all hours of the night and day, and on average getting 4 hours of sleep. Sometimes I got only 2 hours of sleep. It just built up after awhile and my body could just not stand it any more and literally shut down. I am better now, but I still feel bouts of it from time to time.
It sucks, but it is my own fault. I guess it is just the way I am hard-wired. I have had the new snowmobiles, new trucks and all that, but after the shiny paint wears off, I realize I am spending time doing nothing. What really makes me happy is when I knock something off my 10-year farm plan like making a new field out of forest, or building a new access road...something that will last 50 years or more. I am just goal oriented I guess.