Blurred Boundaries: Work-Life Balance in the Time of COVID19

Healthy Work Campaign
10 min readMay 22, 2020

by Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, Ph.D. & Pouran Faghri M.D.*

The dog barks. My husband yells at her to be quiet as he continues his Zoom call on mute. The kids can be heard arguing from the other side of our small house, playing video games on their iPads after completing their distance learning work in two hours between 7:30–9:30am. I pause my Zoom-recorded lecture and grind my teeth together. How will I possibly make it through the next several months, working like this? During this global pandemic, many of us now find ourselves…