I will soon be joining BCG and one of the reasons I am extremely anxious about starting a career in consulting is the lack of work-life balance. I enjoy exercising, cooking my own meals, getting my 8 hours of sleep- these are all things that help keep me sane and happy- and I feel like all of it will go out the window as soon as I start in consulting. I've lived a life full of sleep deprivation, sacrificing everything (including health) for my studies, and in part thanks to that, I am now soon to be graduating from a top Ivy League school. With that being said, I don't want that kind of tiring draining lifestyle. People tell me that for the first 2-3 years, it's worth it to work non stop and get that strong start to your career, but is it really worth it?
Also, how do you manage to live healthily while in consulting? And don't you feel that after a certain hour you are just brain dead?
Another thing I was wondering is whether with remote work there is more time to do things, like workout?