by Hunter R. Slaton | February 01, 2008



How do you maintain your work/life balance?




“I turn off my BlackBerry! When I finish work for the night, whether it’s 6 p.m. or 11 p.m., my BlackBerry goes off, especially over the weekend. When I’m done...I’m done.”

Nancy Crook
Meeting Support Manager
New York City

“Being proactive, prioritizing and not procrastinating -- all of these are part of my balancing act. And a great massage every so often works wonders!”

Donna M. Young, CMP
Meetings Manager
American College of Physicians

“I think it goes back to the old adage, ‘Wherever you are, be there.’ I do my best to leave work at the office, and when pressing demands require extra hours, I try to take some extra time off as soon as possible.”

Dennis Farmer
President, Arkansas Beverage Association
Little Rock, Ark.

“I work out regularly and mark it in my calendar so it is part of my life. I go every three weeks for a massage, and I see a chiropractor regularly. I try to take vacations, and I don’t check e-mail or voice mail when I’m on them.”

Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM
Principal, Imagination+ Meeting Planners