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?

Noa Taieb | Content Creator & Strategy Consultant

When I decided to quit my corporate job to focus on my own venture as a content creator and independent consultant, I knew my schedule would naturally change. Without established working hours or someone to report to, I was now free to choose what time I’d like to start my day and when to take breaks. I felt an increased sense of freedom and control. On the other hand, this also meant I had to decide how long to work for, and when to stop. My days became longer, and it became increasingly difficult to unplug. Read more>>

Robyn Thomas | Healthy Hair Braid Specialist

These days with being a person, wife and mother of two boys (ages 2 & 1), balancing can become a task. I’m grateful that I am fortunate to have complete control over my schedule. To keep work life balance I had to learn discipline. In a quick cash industry it is easy to overwork thinking of the monetary reward but for sanity purposes, setting boundaries and rules for yourself and business and sticking to them is vital. Read more>>

Laura Gomez | Wellness Coach, Yoga teacher

Finding a balance of all the things that nourish you is unique. It’ll look different for everyone and it’ll look different as time goes on. We change and our habits change with us. I used to keep myself very busy throughout the day; going to school, working, and traveling or socializing constantly. Somehow I still found time for sleep. As the pandemic showed a lot of us, it’s okay to slow down. I actually found great pleasure in slowing down. I found solace in solitude. I’m in a time in my life where I’ve figured out (for now) what I want to spend my time doing and how I want to do it. Read more>>

Courtney Blazon | Artist and Illustrator

Work life balance has been one of the biggest challenges for me, like so many creative people. Since taking the leap thirteen years ago to being a full time artist, I have been consumed by my work, both as a passion and as a business. There was a feeling for me that if I didn’t put in all my waking hours in pursuit of my career, then if I failed, it would be because I didn’t give it my all. My idea at the time was that I would give 1000% and then, should I not be able to sustain myself as an artist, at least I’d given it everything I had. Read more>>