Our community is filled with hard-working, high achieving entrepreneurs and creatives and so work-life balance is a complicated, but highly relevant topic. We’ve shared some responses from the community about work life balance and how their views have evolved over time below.

Deeana Peter | Travel & plus size fashion influencer

I prefer to refer to it as just life balance. Work is part of life and when we separate it out it makes it feel that we shouldn’t have to work. Even wealthy folks work (though their work may be more enjoyable and they may have more flexibility to decide when to work but it’s always going to be part of life) vacation is also part of life but we never hear about vacation life balance, however if all you did was vacation then other areas of your life would suffer. Read more>>

Jill Zientarski | HR Consultant and Owner of Workery Consulting

Prior to starting my own business, in my corporate roles I felt like I was always accessible and that I wasn’t able to turn off the work side of me. I’d be out to dinner with family checking my emails, worried that I had missed something. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and instinctively check my email again – needless to say, this wasn’t healthy and it really took a toll on my mental health. I felt trapped. Read more>>

Nina Chirinos | Founder of Rosa y Menta

Balance… That’s a tough one, especially because we always think that we can maintain a routine for a long time and that’s a very unrealistic expectation to keep up. As entrepreneurs, businesswomen, or simply creative people we’re in constant change, and most importantly, we seek that change. For me, balance means accomplishing my goals without been burnout. Sometimes my goal is to launch a collection in less than 8 weeks and that may involve working extra hours for a few days but I feel happy because I’m doing it, in those cases balance means how efficiently I manage my time and resources. Read more>>