Work-life balance

I admit it: I don’t always have the healthiest work/life balance. I love working from home, but find it more & more difficult to strike a balance between home-life and work-life. Now that I work mostly on a laptop, I tend to do my design work anywhere in the house: the couch, the dining room table, outside on our porch. I love the flexibility, but often leave behind a cluttered trail of sketches, snacks, files, scanner, camera…

Each room of our house has at some point been “the studio” and I don’t work in the actual studio space nearly enough. In fact, I seem to work in any space except for the room dedicated to work. Here’s a quick snapshot of “the office” today: the dining room.

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I do always print in the studio (the press is not quite as mobile!), but also really love working in the dining room. The large table means there’s just more room to spread out. But I have made two promises to myself for the year:

1. All studio work to be conducted in the actual studio
2. Close the laptop at 6:30 each night and put work away until the next day

For those of you who work from home, how to you strike a balance? Any advice for a novice?

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