Work/Life balance as a marketing pro?

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simone33

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I’m just curious on others experience in marketing. I feel Marketing has a rep of long hours that ebb and flows. Wanted to know if it’s true for most/all of us, or if there’s hope for work/life balance in this industry after all!

How many hours average do you work a week?

Are you agency or in-house or consulting?

Do you work outside the normal 9-5 often?
 

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Never counted the hours ..

Have a list of prioritised "to-do" list, daily which is full of hopes & happiness... even if it does not, create one. The concept of time disappears and naturally, you start having a balanced life.
 

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Never counted the hours ..

Have a list of prioritised "to-do" list, daily which is full of hopes & happiness... even if it does not, create one. The concept of time disappears and naturally, you start having a balanced life.
I'm similar but I still need reminders to get up and away from my desk from time to time.
 
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I do digital marketing and I work from home. I often work outside the normal 9 to 5. I actually work much earlier (5 am) and I'm done just after lunch. I'm more productive that way.
I agree here..I'm way more productive when I start super early, and I'm up already to get a kid ready for school. I enjoy being able to enjoy the sun while it is out so getting the work done for the day, off my plate and out of my mind lets me actually relax. I usually skip breaks and lunch too so I can get done as soon as possible. I juggle being a parent on top of work, so that time by myself before he gets home from school is helpful to retain that balance and keep me focused as well.
 
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I think the key to achieving work and life balance is to schedule everything, make a to-do list of what's needs to get done within the day and get yourself organized. Also, in your schedule, make sure to include your life outside of work (i.e, family time, time to catch up with friends, time for a hobby or at least have any recreation so you won't feel that work is consuming all of your time)
 

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I agree here..I'm way more productive when I start super early, and I'm up already to get a kid ready for school. I enjoy being able to enjoy the sun while it is out so getting the work done for the day, off my plate and out of my mind lets me actually relax. I usually skip breaks and lunch too so I can get done as soon as possible. I juggle being a parent on top of work, so that time by myself before he gets home from school is helpful to retain that balance and keep me focused as well.
This schedule gives me more time for chores as well. Chores are a major distraction for me. And being able to work without having to worry about it makes me more productive.
 

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I try to set aside time at least once a week to think about how I really should dust, vacuum, and reorganize my office. :D

It's a real relief after I think those thoughts because then I don't have to think about them for another week.

Of course, my office still isn't dusted, vacuumed, or reorganized but at least I know I thought about it. :D
 

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