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.

Emily Dimant | Multifaceted Makeup Artist, Tattoo Apprentice, and Dog Mom

My work life balance has significantly improved over the years, and I’m so grateful for the journey. I began working in high school and my mentality was to accept every single paying client no matter how they treated me or even how I felt doing their makeup. Read more>>

Alicia Underwood | Actress & Entrepreneur

I balance three jobs right now to support my lifestyle and pay my bills while living in Los Angeles. I have always exceled at time management, however, sometimes things do get a little stressful. Thankfully, each job is considered very part-time which allows me to meet self-tape deadlines, get sleep, and be social. Read more>>

Jim Meskimen | Actor/Impressionist

I don’t think I was alone in thinking, when it first became feasible, that working from home at any time of day or night would be amazing. As a voice actor, being able to deliver from my own studio was a kind of a far-off dream that came true. These days, I’m of the mind that separation of work and home life is much to be desired, and I’m no longer under the spell of “how great is it that I can roll out of bed and go right to work!” Read more>>

Amber Legault | License Marriage and Family Therapist and Gamer Therapist

Work life balance for not only a therapist but a therapist who owns their own practice/business is challenging. I am never really “off” even when I am in the mountains on my favorite vacation or at a family function. It has been a lot of trial and error to find the best ways to have balance and there have been many unsuccessful tries. Read more>>

Helen Whitaker | Musician and psychotherapist

Work life balance is hugely important to me now, and something I’m about to renegotiate as a new mum soon to be returning to work. In my 20s I feel like I had no balance. I toured and worked various jobs around gigging. The ad hoc nature of this meant that my life was much more heavily weighted towards work. Read more>>