Being a journalist is a very demanding career that can often interfere with ones personal life. Tom Huang from Poynter.com suggests five fun ways to win the battle faced when trying to create a successful work/life balance.
One of Huang's suggestions is to hang out with people who are not journalists. "While journalistsí work can be pretty interesting, I suspect that we can become pretty boring people, especially when we talk shop all the time. I know a young journalist who has built a diverse circle of friends through her running club and a weekly dinner group. That seems a lot healthier than hanging out with a bunch of journalists who are constantly talking about the decline of their industry. One related tip: Visit your old college or high school friends at least once a year. They really could care less about your journalistic work and will (for better or worse) remind you of who you were when you were younger," said Huang.