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.
Leona Hariharan | Artist and Scientist
I think that balance is evershifting. I believe that women can have it all, but maybe not all at once. My priorities shift on a weekly basis to ensure that my career and my personal life are both getting the time and care that they deserve. Growing up in San Diego, I always considered art to be a hobby and science to be my main focus, but that has shifted to the point where I am now pursuing a career at the intersection of the two. With that, my hobby has now become an integral part of my work life and my personal life has shifted towards relationship building, and general wellbeing practices. Read more>>
Dave Remmen | Wedding Videographer
I spent years sitting around with hippies, trying to find balance with the Earth, myself, my spirituality….Now? Screw that! As the former Navy Seal, David Goggins says: if you want to be great, you need to be unbalanced for a while. All I want to do is work. My personal pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other, and I think that’s okay. As the Chinese proverb says, sometimes we ought to move as slowly as a hunting heron, other times we should strike as quickly as the heron once it sees the fish. Read more>>
Ale Hernandez | Designer & Letterer
I think my work balance has improved over time, I don’t get so stressed anymore, I try to calculate my time better, I don’t lose sleep, I don’t have as much burnout as before. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am prioritizing my health, I have learned to listen to my body, set limits on working hours, give myself time if I need it, and also that each lettering is an internal therapy for me, where I get something that I feel or think and I manage to create something with it. Read more>>