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 think as work-life balance. We reached out to community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Ashlei Brianne | Musician & Artist

Balance by definition is the distribution of the visual weight of objects. Like colors, texture, and space/sound. These elements are in balance when the feel/ space/ sound feels stable. Balance is completely different for us all. For myself, some things have remained a constant, and other things I adjust till It feels right. As the years go by I have learned to evaluate aspects of life in accordance of how they make me feel on a physical, mental and emotional level- balance right? Sleep and eating nutritious foods has been a real hero for me. With my busy schedule I rely on keeping good energy so I can remain focused and creative even when I’m going at 100 mph, or so it feels some days. I cut out time for myself to simply “be”. Read more>>

Kelly Wulf | Executive Director

I have long struggled with a work/life balance. While now the whole world works from home, I have worked from home for nearly 4 years. Working from home means that people think they can reach you anytime day or night. When you love your job, like I love mine at Comeback Yoga, it is easy to throw all of your energy behind it 24/7. I did that for a few years. I didn’t set any boundaries. I answered phone calls and emails at 5am and at 10pm. It was really unhealthy and was leading me to burnout. In the summer of 2019 I had a lot of personal stuff going on and that forced me to re evaluate my work/life balance. I knew that if I kept up at the pace I was I wasn’t going to last long. Read more>>

Arthaya Nootecharas | Bike Painter

My work life balance has changed a lot over the past two years. I tend to over take on things and overworked myself; a lot of my close friends have told me so. Though in the past year or so with the job that I have, I really enjoy it and it doesn’t feel like work. When I get a free time though I still go on my run. Really my life involves painting and working on bicycles, running, climbing, biking, cooking when I can, and training my dog. It feels like my work life is a combination of work and life blending into one rather than separated; which I see it as a bad thing at the time being. Read more>>

Hannah Rosenblum | Founder & Social Media Strategist

Work life balance was one of the main driving forces for me starting my own business. In my previous roles working with other companies, I had an unhealthy relationship with work and often felt pressured to continue working once I got home even though I had been working in the office from 8 to 5 that day. Since starting my own business, I have come up with a plan that really works for me. Sometimes that looks like taking a day off during the work week and working on the weekend, and sometimes that might mean starting my workday at 2 p.m. and working into the evening. Having the structure and flexibility with my schedule allows me to strategically work during my most productive hours and still have time for myself. To me, having a strong work life balance is the key to longevity and success in your business. If you’re not taking care of yourself, you can’t properly take care of your business either. Read more>>