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?

Sergio Fernandez | Photographer & Videographer

In terms of work-life balance, I adopt an approach I heard on an episode of The Chase Jarvis Live Podcast. They spoke about it as less of a balance and more of a flow. There will be times where the balance shifts and you’re pulled in one direction, but eventually, the balance will flow back to the other side. It’s important to not let our mind tell us we are inadequate if we don’t achieve the highest performance in all aspects of life, all at once. Recently, I’ve been working quite a bit. While it’s definitely strenuous, it’s also rewarding. Right now, I’m okay with the balance leaning heavily toward the work side, as I know it will eventually flow back the other way. I saw something on Instagram recently (though I don’t remember who said it), that said work-life balance is like juggling balls – some are rubber and some are glass. It’s okay to drop a rubber family-ball to make sure a glass work-ball doesn’t fall, and vice versa. Read more>>

Shameka Heath | Licensed Esthetician

My work life balance has changed tremendously since going into business for myself and I love it. I’m able to create my own schedule, set aside time for other things that I need to do, and tend to my children how I need to. No more calling off of work and being penalized for it. Read more>>

Sara Hawthorne | Vedic Astrologer Consultant & Educator

It’s very easy for me to get overwhelmed on a daily basis with client demands, family obligations, and finding time for my own self care. I used to work 7 days a week and often into the late evening hours. However, I found that even doing something you love can feel like a chore when you’re spending too much time at it. I find now that setting boundaries helps a lot in maintaining a healthy work life balance. Setting boundaries means letting my clients know their needs are important, but they will have to wait until office hours for a response. Using auto-responses on my emails has been a huge help! I need to be able to give myself at least one day a week where I’m not in front of my computer. On these days I’ll go to a park, the beach, hang out with friends and family, clean and organize my house and meal prep for the week. Read more>>

Alexa Meyer | CEO & Founder

Do we actually want perfect work life balance? I would prefer the scale to tip towards the “life” and family side of things. As my family has grown that has continued to become even more clear to me so I work hard to create a life where I enjoy my work but spend extra time with my family. My children are young and won’t always need me the way they do now so I am trying to embrace that. Read more>>