Work/Life Balance

Wherein the Western Devs try to balance work and not work
Recorded on Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Why are we still talking about work/life balance in 2015?
  • Your balance != someone else's balance
  • The four pillars of balance: family, self, work, community
  • Recognizing when lines blur between pillars
  • Commitment and obligation
  • The digital sabbath: disconnecting
  • Stories of burnout
  • Maintaining balance while working from home
  • "I'm not available right now"
  • Isolation and location of your office
  • "Going" to work when you don't need to go to work
  • Disengaging at the end of the day
  • Technology that helps work/life balance
  • What do you do in your downtime?
  • Know when to make adjustments
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