Work Life Balance for the Entrepreneur

I had a good laugh when I saw the results of this UK study summarized in the Daily Mail that said to have “perfect” work/life balance one couldn’t spend more than 2.5 hours at your desk working each day.  Which, even if you had the most integrated life possible, would translate only to 17.5 hours/week!

I live and work here in the Bay Area, deep in Silicon Valley and some people here make the “humble brag” of how hard they work an actual sport. And while I pursue a more balanced, integrated life and Grokker values are around everyone maintaining effective work life balance, it still requires many more than 17 hours of work each week!

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Devoting Time to What You Love is Necessary for Work Life Balance


Here at Grokker, the entire team lives their values. We support each other making time to devote to activities that enhance us — regular exercise, yoga practice, cooking for our colleagues, friends and family.

These activities enrich our lives, keep our stress levels down, and our creativity and problem solving up for work. It helps us to be more fully engaged in our time spent with friends and family, while at the same time —  be more productive.

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