A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Saachi Roye | Cheif Technology Officer at CaseCTRL

In my single years, working long hours and then partying late into the night with friends was a no-brainer. Eventually, as it does for some, it got old and boring. I started to crave the life my father leads. This led me to find the girl I am happy to call my wife. With the new responsibilities of being a husband and father to a one-year-old, I had to quickly adapt to my new lifestyle. It was effortless finding balance when it was just my wife and myself, but with the one-year-old baby, it is definitely much harder. Read more>>

Ashley Gelin | Model & Microinfluencer

I used to be a workaholic! I would work extra hours and sometimes stress myself out because I thought the more time I put in the more my work would be valued. I realized I was going to burn myself out if i continued to think this way. Balance is so important, yes it is important to be invested in your work but it is equally important to take care of yourself and do things with your love ones. Take your PTO, find ways to stay active and still make time to make beautiful memories with the ones you love. Read more>>

Amber Jekot | Therapist | Owner | Trainer

These past few years have illuminated the need for burnout prevention and trauma trainings, especially for front line workers. I myself have crawled through the process of burnout. When you see so much need around you, it’s challenging to slow down and provide the same kindness and tenderness to yourself that you easily provide for the folks you serve. By diving into neurobiology and the crevices of my own soul, I have crafted a structure for myself and neurobiologically informed practices that embolden me to continue to do the hard work of being a therapist… and I want to share that. Read more>>

Andrea Baldwin | Senior University Professor

When I was early on in my career, I thought that if I wasn’t suffering, I wasn’t working. It meant I was living at the office-pulling all nighters, living on only coffee and granola bars, only sleeping on Sundays. I thought that was the only way, and then I just crashed from the stress and unhappiness. A mentor of mine once told me that, while an 8 hour work day is fine for a few, its not fitting to all work styles.” so now I make a point to just always have a cut off point on the work day. So even if I put in a full day of work and I feel there is more to do, Read more>>

Amber Gayles | Juice Goddess

Work life balance has always been one of my biggest challenges. As I started to learn more about self care and the value of taking time for myself I began to finally balance my life. I am now more intentional with my time and the things that I do on a day to day basis. I incorporate and follow schedules in order to ensure that I don’t get into the habit of continuously working. I listen to my body and allow myself rest when I feel that I need to. Spending a balanced amount of time between both work and me time has created an overall improvement in my life. Read more>>

Burner Celly | Rapper, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Audio Engineer, Record Executive, Athlete, Designer

I think that my work is my life. Making music comes with a lot socially, and I feel that there is a lot of crossover between my professional and personal life because of how the industry is. I don’t think there is a balance because I am constantly in both worlds at all times. Read more>>

Leah Oggero | Hairstylist

Balance is tremendously important to me, but I also try to remember that there’s never really a perfect balance in life, in my opinion. I used to get overwhelmed by the pressure I put on myself to have an idealistic “work/life balance” and it became counterproductive to the overall goal I was working towards. I feel better when I break down my focus day to day, or even moment to moment. When I’m at work, I allow myself to dedicate all of my energy and attention to the individual I’m interacting with in that moment and what I’m creating for that person. Read more>>