Maintaining a work/life balance is fairly an easy job to pull off when you are a businessman, don’t you think? You, most of the time work from home and the best part about being a boss of your own, you have no one else to answer to, which helps a lot to switch off for a moment.
Unfortunately that’s not always a case. So, for those who fall into the category of sitting behind a desk, we decided to enlist some tips which you can look up to in order to maintain a work/life balance with ease.
1.Prioritize your Time
You might be loaded up with work, but we don’t want you to complain about it because that might be one of the worst things to do at a workplace.
To tackle such a work load, do make sure to categorize your work in the following parts:
- Urgent and important
- Important but not urgent
- Urgent but not important
- Neither urgent nor important
2.Know Your Peaks And Areas You Need To Work On
Ask yourself if you are a morning person?
And if you are, assign yourself some high concentration tasks in the morning. Push your limits to greater extents.
3.Take Out Some Personal Time
Whenever you end up with some personal issues, we want you to tackle them instead of burying yourself under work. Believe us, it’s not worth it. Don’t compromise your “me time” and your family time.
4.Manage Your Time, For Long Term
Create a timeline for your activities. You can take help from mobile apps and even computer programs. Put dates across the top and activities down the side. Break each task into components. Include family commitments – such as holidays, birthday parties, etc. – so you don’t forget that you are unavailable for work on those days.
5.Exercising is A Must
Give exercise the attention it needs. It is as important as satisfying a client. A healthy body means a fresh mind, which means you will work better and complete tasks in less time.
6.Take Time to Make Time
Consider investing in time-tracking tools. There are plenty of tools or we must say apps available. You can use them to track everything from the duration of meetings to chasing and converging leads.
7.Do What You Love
Make time for something you love – other than work – and give it the time it deserves. It will energize and refresh you, and enable you to nurture the creative thought that is essential to every business owner.
At the end of each working day, perform a little self-analysis. Ask yourself what worked today, what didn’t, what went wrong and how the issue can be fixed.
Remember there are thousands of businesses just like yours learning the same lessons every day.
9.Take a Break and Go On A Holiday
Make time for a holiday because why not, you deserve it. Even a long weekend every quarter is better than nothing.
But remember to advise your clients and customers as far in advance as possible.