Since the beginning of September, I’ve been doing a video series called In the Balance for Andrew Morris’ Facebook group, Standing Out. The series focuses on work-life balance issues that translators, and freelancers in general, face. It’s been a lot of fun to create the (very basic; I’m not much of an a/v person!) videos, and especially fun to read the discussions about work-life topics.
I’ve decided to start cross-posting the In the Balance videos here, with a one-episode delay. I’ll kick things off with the first three videos (episode four, “dealing with low moments,” comes out on Standing Out tomorrow), and from now on I’ll post a new one every two weeks. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about these topics as well! If you watch until the end of the video, there’s an audience participation component in each one.
In the Balance, Episode 1: Work/life balance and what it means to you to be alive
In the Balance, Episode 2: I can’t, versus I choose not to
In the Balance, Episode 3: Creating positive habits
great video, thank you for sharing.
If I may – I have found a solution (it works for me) how to get up in the morning. First of all I let light in my bedroom and try to read something. It can be some online local news, anything, not very demanding :). The point is to let the light into your eyes, slowly but surely. It takes me 3-5 minutes and I feel much better.
Jack Herer says
Yep, I do the same – let light into my eyes for few minutes and it works like morning coffee 🙂
Sarah Miller says
Thanks for your effort to start video series which will help to many translators and freelancers. Keep it up.
Christine Schmitt says
usually I don’t feel a strong urge to express myself publicly, except if it comes to singing. Here you can witness one of my most “alive” moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bDv5w04A6Q
I have been following your blog with great interest but I have to say as a busy freelancer, I much prefer written articles to videos. Articles tend to be more focused and to the point.
Corinne McKay says
Good to know! I have these videos already made, but definitely feel free to skip them if you prefer articles.
Jose O. Fuentes (@fuentesjoseo) says
I’m going to work on starting my day in a positive way. I use my phone’s alarm to wake up, but the problem is that as soon as I get up to turn it off I also see the messages and emails I’ve received (or haven’t received) and I immediately feel stressed. So as of today, I’m going to charge my phone in my studio downstairs, and I’ll simply use my alarm clock to wake up.