The Ruby Freelancers Show 005 – Work/Life Balance

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    Panel

    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Summer Camp)
    Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
    Evan Light (twitter github blog)
    Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)

    Discussion

    Separate things out by day
    Set a fixed schedule
    The downside of being hourly
    Flexibility
    Ebb and Flow with balance
    Get help
    Hire a VA
    Subcontractors
    Contracting out Design Work
    Cut back
    Batch up the work
    Food delivery services (frozen pre-cooked/pre-made meals)
    Cleaning services
    Batch dinners
    Every Sunday pay bills/expenses
    Balance the checkbooks
    Build systems
    Earth Class Mail
    Concentrate
    FitBit
    Exercise & Sleep
    Recumbent bike
    Build it into your routine

    Picks

    Happiness Tracker iPhone App (Eric)
    TED talk on maintaining air quality (Eric)
    Concentrate App (Jeff)
    Treadmill Desk (Jeff)
    Standing Desk (Jeff)
    Geek Desk (Evan)
    Finding Outside Help (Evan)
    Theme Forest (Chuck)
    Keep a Water Bottle at your Desk (Chuck)
    Camelbak Water Bottle (Eric)
    Ruby on Ales (Evan)
    Mountain West Ruby Conf (Evan)