Improving Your Work-Life Balance

Erin Lewis

We all struggle for balance. Whether you’re striving to manage your personal and professional goals or working to adjust expectations of yourself, colleagues and clients, balance can feel fleeting and just out of reach. It takes work to find time and prioritize … so let CTRL+CLICK CAST do some of the work for you!

These episodes from our archive feature web professionals who talk about how to achieve balance at work and at play. Our guests share simple strategies from their own experiences that can shift your perspective or even inspire you to try something new.

If you want to be more intentional about how you approach work and personal interests, check these out!

  • Pursuing Your Passion Practically
    You can follow your passion and pay the bills. Beth Dean shares her take on work-life balance with sensible suggestions for pursuing your passions in all areas of life.
  • Perfectionism and Procrastination
    Denise explains how to alleviate perfectionist tendencies and embrace structured, productive habits (even procrastination!). She also shares tips on how to be more efficient, creative and happier web workers, individually and in teams.
  • Embracing the Suck
    If you’ve ever felt stuck in the suck, this episode is for you. Chris Harrison shares his tips for balancing the work you love with the work you’d rather avoid, to keep frustration and apathy at bay.
  • Your Work Your Life
    Carl Smith offers suggestions to help you let go of the notion of “balance” and instead learn to manage (often shifting) family, personal and professional priorities.

Whether you are a designer or a dev, a freelancer or an agency owner, these episodes should be on your “must listen” list! And if you don’t have time to listen to a full show, we’ve got transcripts — right on the page or downloadable in PDF format! — and detailed show notes. Skim through to get all the info in less time.

Do you have any recommendations for resources or guests to share ideas about how to live and work happier? If so, contact us!

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