What should you think about and do to strive toward work-life balance? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan share their challenges and advice for effectively working from home while also having free time for yourself. [0:38] The topic of...
What should you think about and do to strive toward work-life balance? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan share their challenges and advice for effectively working from home while also having free time for yourself.
[0:38] The topic of today’s episode, work-life balance, is something Hannah and Melissa often discuss, and one that Hannah struggles with from time to time.
[1:37] As Hannah points out, one of the big challenges of working from home is the fact that you never leave your office. As a remote worker, the line between your work and free time gets blurred.
[2:26] Melissa shares her struggle with finding work-life balance and talks about her decision to “aggressively” defend her personal time, as well as creating a schedule and really sticking to it.
[4:13] Hannah and Melissa go over how the concept of work-life balance differs between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
[5:17] Hannah warns against the consequences of not making time to rest – and what could happen if you don’t carve out enough time to do so.
[6:03] Hannah and Melissa talk about industries, generational differences and how work-life balance fits into the picture.
[7:28] Melissa shares a key work-balance question you should ask yourself as a business owner.
[9:08] Melissa explains how studies show that 4-day work weeks are significantly more productive than traditional 5-day work weeks, and that she’s working toward having a 3-day work week.
[11:16] Hannah touches upon her current struggle with work-life balance.
[13:13] Melissa shares some advice for Hannah, as well as with everyone else who’s struggling with work-life balance.
[16:45] For Melissa, the hardest part is sticking to the plan you have created, even when things pop up. The second hardest is actually sitting down and making a schedule,
[17:40] And when it comes to children, she sees one of two options. The first one is to delegate, have someone clean your house, do your laundry, etc. Otherwise, you can have your children help you with some of the things you have to do, as long as they make sense for your children’s age.
[20:51] Melissa shares some tips on what to do to actually unplug from work, even when working from home.
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