What’s the right balance between work and non-work time? The traditional 9-5 has slowly disappeared with the emails and zoom and texting going far beyond traditional business hours. We asked members of our community to share with us how they think about work-life balance.

Alayna Chotos | Senior Account Manager at Mochee, Inc.

My thoughts on work/life balance have definitely changed over time. It’s always been sort of a hot topic for those of us who work in social since the industry demands 24/7 always-on attention. Platforms change every week, clients want and need to be the first to integrate the latest feature or hop on the latest trend. For a lot of industries, it’s taken over the bulk of customer service, with customers who expect instant turnaround time. Read more>>

Vane Gordillo | Baker & Owner of Flantastic Desserts

Work life balance is very important to me. It can’t be all work and no play or vice versa. Though many say that true balance is B.S. and impossible, I believe that it’s a dance. Sometimes the scale leans a bit more towards work and other times towards life. The key is not to allow it to tip completely in one direction. It’s a give and take. For me, I try to keep a healthy work load to allow for time with my family. Over time this has changed as my family dynamics have changed. I am a newer mom and experiencing my daughter grow is very important to me. Read more>>

Dana Yoeli | Visual Artist

Even as a kid I was hyper focused and alert while at the same time all over the place and messy with my stuff and thoughts. I haven’t changed much but I think this tendency to scatter became an advantage. It is an open, intuitive sense of being. After a year and a half of covid-19 life, lockdowns, and isolation I feel that the question of balance needs to be reconsidered. As a self employed artist I’ve been working on my own for a long time. Time management, long term and short term planning, making the work and also teaching and taking care of every aspect of an active studio, were always a part of my practice. Read more>>