The first thing you have to do is define what a balanced life is to you. Once you have that in the bag, you can start with these 3 tips and hacks.
Experiencing burnout because of the demands of running a business is a thing. And it is not pretty. Your business can easily consume all of your time, leaving other important parts of your life to suffer. If you don’t find a way to balance work and your personal life, you could lose everything.
So how do you fix it? The first thing you have to do is define what a balanced life is to you. Once you have that in the bag, you can start with these 3 tips and hacks:
Stop multi-tasking: Wherever you are and whatever you are doing always make sure you are focused on only what is in front of you. Be it cheering your girlfriend at a beauty contest or writing a business proposal. If you wouldn’t do push ups in the office, why are you sending an email in the gym?
Say no more often: If someone from work, for example your company chairman, says “Hey, can you work late tonight?”, it would be hard to say no. But at the same time, if having dinner with your family is at the top of your priority list, then you will just have to say no. Understand that you can’t please everybody and you can’t do everything.
Work out: You must have read several articles on why you should exercise and there’s a good reason why. “Individuals who exercised regularly were more confident they could handle the interaction of their work and home life and were less likely to be stressed at work,” says Russell Clayton, Associate Professor of Management at Saint Leo University. A simple 30-minute workout can release enough endorphins to get you through the stress of the day.
There are times when you will have to make tough decisions between work and your personal life. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, you will still have to face it. Utilize these three tips and watch your work-life balance improve. Happy hunting!