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?

Angela Darnell | Life and Style Blogger

I work full-time in marketing and part-time as a blogger/content creator for The Thrifty Pineapple, balancing the two along with a personal life can be a challenge sometimes. I used to strive for the perfect work-life balance but I don’t know if I believe in a true balance anymore it’s more of a work-life prioritization. There are times where my full-time job is the priority and others where it’s Thrifty Pineapple or my personal life. I am the type of person who is always working so I have to make a conscious effort to put down my phone or tell myself I don’t have to create content that day. Read more>>

Jasmine Flowers | Content Creator (Fashion, Beauty, and Hair)

Since I work full time in the medical field, I set aside sometime to create content which is usually on the weekends. But everything has it’s place. You have to have balance with life. So important things should be our first priority. I make sure I put God first because we owe Him our lives. Then next to follow is spending time with my mate and then family and friends. I also find it important to have “me” time so I can recharge and relax. Read more>>

Jhoana Jimenez | Creator & Owner

Work life balance has been one of the most challenging areas in my business journey. Being a college student, mom of five, and a business owner can really get overwhelming. I was all about working and trying to have a life IF possible. As we entered 2021, I started really pushing my business out to get noticed, which means behinds scenes not only did I have to make orders but also take lots of pictures and videos, edit and upload in social media, since that is my number one outlet to attract business. I had to come to a point where I recognized that I do love what I do but I need a life too. I am a very involved parent, I love to volunteer where I can, and I enjoy having me time. Time management and having a good communication with my customers has allowed me to get it all done. Read more>>

Olesya Webb | Studio Owner and Master Instructor

I absolutely love this question. Balance can mean different things to different individuals, you have to go out into the world and possibly get burned a few times before you find your own definition. For me, when it comes to balance I immediately think of boundaries and 5 or 6 years ago I had almost none. Sad but true. As soon as I started working on boundaries in all areas of my life (social, family, dating, business, and personal finances etc.) everything started slowly falling into place. I went from working at 11 different fitness studios to being a business owner, in order for that to happen I had to put up energetic fences in order to reach my goal as well as for my wellbeing. It was starting to get easier for me to say no to events and different opportunities that were not in alignment for me. Best advice I can give on this is, if it not a f**k yes, then it’s a solid no. Read more>>