A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

EDRICA RICHARDSON | Marriage and Family Therapist

I think balance living means considering all aspects of your life: relationships, work, fitness and health, and emotional well-being. We all get bogged down with work and family responsibilities from time to time, but making time for yourself is necessary so that you can keep up with all your responsibilities. My work-life balance has changed over time with what areas I chose to prioritize, which is a natural part of self-evolution. Read more>>

Khyara Chatelain | Proud owner of Khya’s cakes

Hi, my name is Khya and I am the owner of Khya’s cakes. I started this business at 15 years old and one of the biggest struggles I’ve faced was balancing work and prioritizing myself and family. I think one of the key elements to success is balance, consistency, and love. When I first started this business there were weeks where I would sleep 2-3 hours a night, jumping in my car in the morning to do deliveries and baking till 4-6am. Read more>>

Cxmi | Artist

I think figuring out a work life balance is one of the most important aspects of the music and entertainment industry. Having worked a corporate job up until recently, I struggled drawing the line between what was work and what was personal. I often confused anything that wasn’t related to my corporate job as personal. This led to work from musical career infusing with my personal life. As creatives, a lot of the work environments we are thrown into inevitably overlap with our personal recreation environments- resulting in a potential gray area between the two. Read more>>