The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Merline Thermora | Owner of Mimi’s BoutiQ

Omg tremendously. I used to be glued on working working working that I felt like my family wasn’t getting any attention from me at all. But, over the years, I’ve learned to balance it all. I’ve learned to pause, take a break when needed and create a schedule for.myself that works and gives me more time to spend with my family. I try not to work or answer the phone business related after a certain time. It’s also good for my mental health as well. Read more>>

Vanessa Jacob | Real Estate Agent

Life is a series of choices. If you’re like me, you can agree it doesn’t always feel like that. More often, it feels like life is thrown at us and we’re just trying to keep up with its many twists and turns. This is why creating and actively maintaining work-life balance is so important. This is something I think about very often – being a natural creative raised by traditional immigrant parents, I understood that my path in life would come with a particular set of challenges. The thought of giving my life to a corporation or company in exchange for a 5-figure salary just didn’t sit right with me. I was worried that if the goal in life was to overwork yourself, then when will you have the time to live and enjoy it all? Read more>>

Alexandra Ramirez | Program Director & Community Outreach

I think one of the most important qualities of a successful career, is a healthy work life balance. For a good portion of my life, I’d wake up and immediately check my phone, email, scroll on social media, and absorb myself in the days tasks just to prove that I was hard working, driven, and committed to my work. If you’re interested in a shortcut path to burnout, this is the way! I realized that drowning myself in work only made me unproductive, lazier, and farther away from my goals. Read more>>

Gaston Becherano Cohen | Entrepreneur

I actually dislike the word work life balance. If done appropriately, both should feed the other. If I’m happy at work, I’ll come home and be happy with my girlfriend or friends. If my situation at home is healthy, then I will come to work and be happy. Additionally, I don’t really think there needs to be a specific time or formula for work life ‘balance.’ Sometimes, I’m consumed in the work I am doing and that really energizes me. Sometimes, that wanes and I need to put more focus on other activities that give me energy. My recommendation would be to listen to oneself and go from there. Read more>>