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Seconding what the lad above said. I actually frowned and snorted a bit when your first sentence ended with "at work".
Your life shouldn't be about work. It's always going to be a big part of your life, yes, so it's important to have a job you like and do at least give half a shit about, but it shouldn't be the only thing you're waking up for on a morning, it shouldn't be where you're placing all your self-worth. That isn't healthy.
This is why I feel greatly sorry for our American friends. From the sounds of it, their work culture is one that demands absolute devotion and subservience for 40-odd years of your life, in exchange for a nice retirement package. It takes its toll on families, interpersonal relationships, and society itself.
Unless you're some sort of scientist on the verge of a world-changing breakthrough, or something like that, don't place so much value in your career.