Work-life balance

Work-life balance is as difficult as ever to get right. With tasks, notifications and deadlines constantly pulling on our time it’s easy to forget how to truly unwind.

You’re not alone in the struggle for work-life balance

We all find it difficult to consistently secure our desired level of work-life balance. And successful screen writers are not immune. They struggle with work-life balance too. Shonda Rhimes admits to that. Many would agree that Shonda Rhimes is one of the most talented writers and Television producers of our time. She’s written and produced Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. In her recent TED Talk Rhimes shares about her experiences with burn out.

Getting the work-life balance right

In the video she reflects on how playtime helps refuel her and her creativity. She describes the pull work has on her and the refreshing realisation she came to…that playing is truly productive.

This video is a useful reminder that making time for play, relaxation, doing nothing and spending time with loved ones is vitally important. You might even say that playtime is the key to her success.

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