What do you think is the key to achieving balance in life?
As a mom and an entrepreneur, balance is something I try to achieve on a daily basis. The key to striking a balance in my life has been compartmentalizing work, family and me-time. Mentally detaching from a growing business is hard to do when so many areas of it demand your attention. But it’s important for me to disconnect so I can reconnect with my family and to myself.
—Antonella Argento, co-founder of LYNQ
Avoid being influenced by expectations of society and focus on what you love, what inspires you and what moves you toward achieving your goals. For me (and especially female entrepreneurs), I think work-life balance is a massive obstacle to overcome. But it’s all about finding the balance that works for you and having a support system to back you along the way.
—Christine Yaged, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Launch Potato and FinanceBuzz
Listening to your body is key. If you feel tired, unmotivated or depressed, put work on pause. Do something else that doesn’t involve brain power, such as physical activity, a walk in nature, a nap or even just a bath with Epsom salts.
—Amine Rahal, founder of IronMonk Solution
Balance begins at home. Having a supportive family is the foundation for being able to create a sustainable work, family and personal life balance while addressing the needs and expectations of all parties.
—Emmalyn Shaw, managing partner at Flourish Networks
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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