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.

Kimberly Woodard | REALTOR, Ebby Halliday Realtors

When I went into starting my business I knew I wanted a career but did not want to give up on having a family. After 3 yrs in my career I had my first child. I selected to have a nanny at my home so I could enjoy time with my son while I was not working but have someone there to assist me at times I needed to work or head out for meetings. I always setup time in the week to do mommy and me classes with my sons and then as they went off to school I made sure to be involved in their schools ranging in a number of volunteer opportunities. I wanted to make sure I was present in both my sons lives. As both my boys are now in high school, things are different but I will say my advice is put your family actives in your calendar, its an appointment just like your work appointments. Read more>>

Catie Ronquillo Wood | Brand Photographer

When you’re an entrepreneur and small business owner, it’s never going to be a cut and dry 50/50 balance between work and life. When you own your own business, the two intertwine and sometimes it can be difficult to separate the two. Instead, I like to think about work life balance like a rhythm and flow. When you’re at the start of your business, the rhythm and flow will be different from when you’re a couple of years in. You may spend a majority of your time working on building the momentum in your business. Once that foundation is built, there’s a little more room for taking time off. Read more>>

Julie Stansell | REALTOR®

Work life balance is one of those concepts I thought I had figured out after spending so many years working in a corporate environment. Once COVID hit, I really had to re-assess what this concept has meant in my life, what I wanted it to mean, and what it would look like in the future. Companies also had to evaluate what productivity and work life balance meant to their employees during and after COVID. There are three things I have learned around this concept and always keep top of mind Read more>>