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.

Kimberly Dela Cruz | CEO (Chief Eating Officer)

My work life balance has changed a lot over time and I feel like I am always working on it. Having a good work life balance to me is important because I’ve learned that I can’t do my best if I’m working all the time. I have to spend time on myself and doing other things that are non-work related (which is hard because we all gotta eat, right?!) I actually do enjoy eating at restaurants and not having to take pictures. Read more>>

Monica C | Online Interior Designer & Owner of Reflected Interior Design

My work life balance has definitely shifted after having kids. I gained a new job and had more to do! There are only so many hours in a day, so I often remind myself to prioritize the things that I want to get done the most. I am so grateful that I can work remotely. I enjoy the technical part of design work, and working on computers, so online design really suits me. I am also grateful that I can also outsource certain household tasks, which helps maintain my work-life balance/integration (and sanity). Read more>>

Tracee Seals | Non-Profit Executive Director

I have come a long way to achieving the work life balance that I have today. It was not an easy road. In the past I would over-commit myself to participation in events and activities. This led me to two different hospital stays for exhaustion and dehydration. So the me I am today has learned to be cognizant to commitments and self-care. I see myself as a beast when it comes to doing my job as well as the other activities that I am involved in. This type of determination can take a toll on anyone at any age. Implementing a balance is key to ones longevity in their career. Jobs and businesses are replaceable your overall health and well-being are not! Read more>>

Miguel Porlan | Illustrator

At the beginning of my career I was too much focused on working. Everything was harder to me so and my process was slower so I needed to spend a lot of time trying to do good work. As time goes by, I realized that working too much is counterproductive. Now I give more and more importance to rest and health. We are not machines. If your personal situation is not good it will be very difficult for your work to be so. I believe work gets better by working more but also by reading more, dancing more, traveling more, spending more time with your loved ones, eating better and resting enough. Read more>>