# Work life balance
Let Me Tell You A Story About Work
I moved to California in July of 2017 with my ex-fiancé and our very verklempt cat. We moved for my fiancés job and I wasn't able to nail one down before we left. Once we were somewhat settled, I spent hours every day applying to jobs, scouring LinkedIn and Indeed, crafting and re-crafting cover letters, taking phone interviews, and driving to in-person ones.
Slowing Down to Move Forward
"How fun you get to travel for work," said my friend, whose job does not require travel. I don’t imagine that she’s imagining the crowded airport, the layovers, the time changes, the meetings. I imagine that the people who never travel for work imagine that traveling for work comes with a host of benefits, and it does, sort of. Airline miles, hotel points, paid diners, an occasional fun, team-bonding event, maybe a ticket to an event I may or may not want to go to. But when you spend most of your time on the move, you sometimes want to rest.
I'm Happily Going Back to The 9-5 For My Mental Health
It’s going to go to sh*t. No matter what, I couldn’t shake the feeling. It’s going to go to sh*t. It’s going to go to sh*t. Believe me, I tried. I journalled, I gave gratitude, I wrote articles. All of this was an attempt to self-soothe.
Financial Primer on Switching to Part-Time Work
Most people reading this type of article are full-time, non-remote, salaried employees. While there may be something comforting about having a predictable stable income, it should come as no surprise that we probably put in way more than the 40 hours a week clearly stated on our paychecks, directly or indirectly, in exchange for that stability.
After 2 Years of Working from Home I Have Figured it Out
Working from home has been a struggle for me, but after two years, I think I have finally transitioned in a way that has brought me success and gives me an achievable work-life balance.
Taking a Mental Health Day
It can be daunting to call into work when you’re sick, let alone when you need a day for yourself. However, sometimes doing this is necessary, not only for your well-being, but for your productivity as well.
Pondering the Path
Work-Life balance seems to be one of those hot topics these days. Particularly over the past 2 years, while the lines between the two seem less defined. I have long struggled with the notion that my career “defined me”, partly because I held some pride in that statement. You see I was raised with the motto, any job doing is worth doing well which I took quite literally. Working has always been enjoyable to me, and when the joy moves away, so have I.
Handy Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance is a word that many of us intuitively understand but may be difficult to accomplish. We've all experienced the sense of demands building up one side of the work-life balance and taking control of our days.
Get More Done In Less Time — GUILT FREE!
Guilty because you are not doing enough, guilty because you should be working more, guilty because you should focus better. Don’t worry, this is normal; feeling guilty IS actually normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s productive!