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.

Tiffany Haug | Telehealth Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian

I’ve found that balance is dynamic, and looks different at different points throughout life. I don’t think there is a one-size fits all. In my current season on life, it looks like putting my all into the work week Monday through Friday, and keeping weekends free to spend with my husband, go on walks with friends, try a new recipe, etc. Read more>>

Jennifer Palmer | Physical Therapist and Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Specialist

Growing up on the east coast, I have always been very on the go. It was actually a bit of a struggle to me when I moved out here going from a fast-paced, productivity-driven lifestyle to a more slow-paced, quality-of-life-driven lifestyle. I couldn’t believe people wouldn’t work full time — how could this be!? I began working like I had always worked, with some fun and relaxation on the weekends. I, of course, have student loans to pay and have always been focused on those; however, as the months and years have passed, I have quickly shifted my mindset. I always thought I would stay full time; however, once having my daughter, I realized that some things matter more. Read more>>

Tyrah Majors | Journalist, Children’s Book Author, Talk Show Host

I’ve always been an ambitious girl—go-getting, tenacious and one to always do a little more than was necessary. By being this way, I found great success! Having great desire to succeed always helped me reach my goals. I’ve constantly picked up new hobbies and passions, found ways to turn them into business plans or ways to add them to my portfolio/resume. Read more>>

Denise Csaky | Certified Executive Coach + Business Consultant

Finding work-life balance is a challenge for so many people. It’s something I also struggled with years ago while attempting to do “all the things” and trying to live up to others’ expectations. But what ended up happening is that I wasn’t doing any of these things very well. I was feeling completely depleted and spread so thin that I didn’t even have it in me to figure out how to improve my situation. Read more>>

Melissa Adao | Bgirl MEL – Dancer, Choreographer, Educator

My work life balance is a constant work in progress. As I get older, my approach to life, relationships, and work evolve. So thus my approach, experience, and knowledge to work life balance evolves as well. Many individuals who I look up to have various approaches that work for them. The biggest lesson I learned about this topic is to always identify what keeps me happy, mentally and physically healthy, and hungry about life. Prioritize surrounding myself with that, and life won’t seem as challenging. Read more>>

Ayesha Kosaka | Creator, Co-Founder of Plugged Productions

I’ve had a couple burnouts throughout college, and by 2018 I made a commitment to being mindful of my balance of life. Before, I refused to give myself a break; I was willing to lose sleep, neglect time with family/friends, and would not let anything get in the way of my career goals. The funny thing was, that was the exact thing getting in the way of me reaching my fullest potential. After reevaluating how my cup was being refilled, I began focusing on that, and revolved my work around ways that will fill me up as well. Obviously much easier said than done, but being mindful of what really matters most to me and tending to those needs has brought much peace. Read more>>

Pamela Silao | Graphic Designer / Brush Lettering Specialist

When I first began working, I kept them completely separate. I would leave work and not think about it until I was back the next day. Fast forward to now and I am working from home and it’s different. Work and life is intertwined. I do try to set specific work hours or a set time to concentrate on projects, but sometimes life gets in the way, in good ways and in bad ways. I’ve learned to “roll with the punches” and take projects and life as they come. I believe that things happen for a reason whether we like them or not and I need to make things work. Read more>>