Aug 29, 2022 - News

Screen Time: Kristi Piehl's picks for a balanced life

Photo illustration of a grid of smartphone screens, with the center one showing an image of Kristi Piehl.

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Media Minefield founder Kristi Piehl has made it a mission to strike a better balance between work and life.

  • As part of that effort, she recently debuted a pilot encouraging employees to get their work done in the equivalent of four days a week.

We asked Piehl to share how she uses tech to get things done and have fun in her off hours for the latest installment of our "Screen Time" interview series.

πŸ“± Device of choice: iPhone 13 Pro.

😴 First tap of the day: I have an Oura Ring that tracks all of my health because I'm a little weird about metrics and health. So I check it every morning to see how I slept.

πŸ”Ž Now streaming: "Only Murders in the Building," and I'm dying for "Ted Lasso" to come back.

πŸ“š Recent reads: I have three four books going at any given time, and I read between 50 and 60 books a year. So right now I'm listening to "Art of Tea." And I'm actually leaving on a work trip so I have a new book that I'm going to read on the airplane, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" and "The Coddling of the American Mind."

Podcast queue: Mine ("Flip Your Script") comes out Tuesday. So when we're done, I'm going to put on my podcast and see how I can make the next one better.

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Tech tool for maintaining work-life balance: "I'm on my Peloton app every day and I am on a streak, I started January 1 ... I am going to keep that streak going because I think that to make balance work means you have to be moving and your mind also needs rest."


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