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  1. Taking it easy | Elisabeth Hubert
    Taking it easy | Elisabeth Hubert at |

    […] All I want to do is relax, enjoy life, and be inspired to be great. It’s been almost 2 and a half years since I moved to New York from San Antonio, and I don’t think I’ve really ever taken a break since. From working fulltime, to starting my own thing as an indie, I’ve been constantly on the go… and loving it! But the time has come to follow my own advice and find balance. […]

  2. Lis Hubert
    Lis Hubert at |

    Thanks! Love the links by the way!! Hope you don’t mind if I pass them along to others :-).

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  3. dannyhotea
    dannyhotea at |

    I so dig this post, Lis. Seems like you’re not the only one thinkin’ about balance (Zurb: http://bit.ly/9ENKv1, http://bit.ly/9JGBaL). I think there’s quite a bit of pressure to stay focussed not only on the tasks associated with UX, but on the mindset of continual learning and contribution. Which is why things move quickly and improve (or at least change) and refresh (to borrow an idiom). I, personally, find the appeal to individualistic competition as part of a larger movement or “thing” is near-impossible to resist. Being a Dad and having work-related health issues helps me remember “the center” more frequently.

    Good for you!

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    1. Lis Hubert
      Lis Hubert at |

      Thanks! Love the links by the way!! Hope you don’t mind if I pass them along to others :-).

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  4. Anonymous
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    I so dig this post, Lis. Seems like you’re not the only one thinkin’ about balance (Zurb: http://bit.ly/9ENKv1, http://bit.ly/9JGBaL). I think there’s quite a bit of pressure to stay focussed not only on the tasks associated with UX, but on the mindset of continual learning and contribution. Which is why things move quickly and improve (or at least change) and refresh (to borrow an idiom). I, personally, find the appeal to individualistic competition as part of a larger movement or “thing” is near-impossible to resist. Being a Dad and having work-related health issues helps me remember “the center” more frequently.nnGood for you!

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  5. Lis Hubert
    Lis Hubert at |

    Thanks! Love the links by the way!! Hope you don't mind if I pass them along to others :-).

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  6. dannyhotea
    dannyhotea at |

    I so dig this post, Lis. Seems like you're not the only one thinkin' about balance (Zurb: http://bit.ly/9ENKv1, http://bit.ly/9JGBaL). I think there's quite a bit of pressure to stay focussed not only on the tasks associated with UX, but on the mindset of continual learning and contribution. Which is why things move quickly and improve (or at least change) and refresh (to borrow an idiom). I, personally, find the appeal to individualistic competition as part of a larger movement or “thing” is near-impossible to resist. Being a Dad and having work-related health issues helps me remember “the center” more frequently.

    Good for you!

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  7. Gabi Moore
    Gabi Moore at |

    Excellent post, friend! I’ve been thinking a lot about this issue too. And it actually surprises me to know that you also feel this way. I’ve always admired you for making sure you have time for you basketball and football games, I feel I don’t even do that much for myself. I feel the main reason why our lives are so out of balance is the feeling of guilt, at least for me. If I’m not doing something design related I feel guilty, I always think I should be either learning or producing something. Do you feel that way too?

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    1. Lis Hubert
      Lis Hubert at |

      Thanks friend! Yes, the sports are my first step back to balance :-). And I agree that is due to guilt… yes absolutely feel that way. What I’ve realized over the past couple of weeks is just that design is all around me and by focusing my attention away from “design” as a profession I’m still learning and observing. These are innate characteristics for us as designers, thus there is no reason to feel guilty anymore!

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  8. Lis Hubert
    Lis Hubert at |

    Thanks friend! Yes, the sports are my first step back to balance :-). And I agree that is due to guilt… yes absolutely feel that way. What I've realized over the past couple of weeks is just that design is all around me and by focusing my attention away from “design” as a profession I'm still learning and observing. These are innate characteristics for us as designers, thus there is no reason to feel guilty anymore!

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  9. Gabi Moore
    Gabi Moore at |

    Excellent post, friend! I've been thinking a lot about this issue too. And it actually surprises me to know that you also feel this way. I've always admired you for making sure you have time for you basketball and football games, I feel I don't even do that much for myself. I feel the main reason why our lives are so out of balance is the feeling of guilt, at least for me. If I'm not doing something design related I feel guilty, I always think I should be either learning or producing something. Do you feel that way too?

    Reply

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