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?

Christianne Phillips | Creator, Mom, Wife, Producer & IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor

I actually don’t love using the word “balance” alone. Primarily because of its implications, especially for women, that one needs to simultaneously and effectively juggle multiple things in life: work, family, hobbies, relationships, self care, passion projects, etc. I just don’t believe that kind of balance truly exists for most people, especially those like me. Not that its impossible to try or achieve, but rather why would we want to? Read more>>

Rocco Venneri | Co-Founder, CEO

After 20 years of living in NYC and moving to Miami a year ago, I have finally understood what work life balance truly means. It’s so important to find the balance that works best for your lifestyle, it’s is different for everyone. For me it’s about finding time to during the week to bike, go to the gym and socialize with friends. As the founder and CEO of a startup in a very competitive industry, I have to remind myself daily to take these moments to myself and turn work off even if just for an hour or 2. Read more>>

Theresa Palma | Graphic Designer & Owner of Styld by Grace

Balance is such a subjective thing. And it look different for each person. Depending on the season of life you’re in, balance will look different, too. Balance changed for me when I became a mom. I had a lot more free time and extra hours to work on my business. So if I decided to wait a bit longer to get a project done, it was ok because I knew I could catch up easily. Now as a work from home mom, my time has to be very well thought out. Read more>>

Tom Porta | Artist

As soon as I realize I could be a fulltime artist the balance just faded. Being an artist is not really a work, is a state of being. So, to me, there’s no limit between “work” and everyday life. Read more>>

Kika Claude | Travel Blogger & Multilingual Interpreter

I’m thankful that my current situation encourages a work-life balance. It still feels weird that my current bosses do not contact me if I’m not in the office. That is so different from my last two bosses who expected me to drop everything whenever they needed me. I’m learning to embrace it, and I definitely appreciate it. I am also very grateful for my side hustles which allow me to create my own hours, and work as much, or as little, as I want to. With that in mind, I am constantly planning trips to maximize my time away. My travels always incorporate a mix of adventure and relaxation. Read more>>

Daphnee Floreal | Executive MBA & Jewelry Designer

Balance is an important fact in life. And at each stage in life, some aspect occupies more space than others. In my twenties, with no kids and husband, the priority was my artistic career and i have traveled a lot. After an event, i used to stay 2 or 3 more days to visit and get connected with the citizens. My social and professional life was the most important Read more>>

Dina Shimek | Sign Language Interpreter

My perspective of work life balance has changed significantly since I first started in this field. I would accept just about every opportunity there was to interpret, especially in new settings. I am thankful for that period of experience and growth, but now see how out of balance it really was. I felt a tremendous amount of guilt when I would have to turn down a job for personal reasons, which made it difficult to say, “No.”. I now allow myself the time and space I need for myself. I do not allow my work to overflow into my personal life, and I’m more at peace knowing I can do so much more good when I’m in balance. Read more>>