It’s long been said that Gen Xers are the originators of the “work-life balance” concept. And while that may be true, you may be struggling to find ways to balance work and your personal life now that you’re your own boss.
Truth is, many women seek balance only to find there may be no such thing – at least not in terms of hours in the day.
As an entrepreneur, there are times your work takes the front seat and times your personal life takes the back seat. So, how do you tip the scales so it isn’t all work and no play? Here are 3 ways to do just that:
Tip #1: Set boundaries
When you’re your own boss, it can be easy to lose track of time and say yes to everything. Get clear about what you do, why you do it and who you do it for and don’t stray from it.
New opportunities will come, but if they take you away from your why, then say no. And don’t forget to set hours for yourself, take breaks and let your customers know when you are and are not available.
Tip #2: Delegate
As an entrepreneur, it can be extremely difficult to find the time to do everything you need to do. But if you want to grow and scale without running yourself down to the ground, you have to learn how to delegate.
Hire a virtual assistant and offload the tasks that aren’t revenue drivers so you can give yourself more time to do the work you love, all while getting consistently paid.
Tip #3: Make fun a non-negotiable to-do
No matter what’s on your work plate, always leave some white space for an activity that invigorates you.
Find one thing that brings joy and fun to your day and schedule it into your calendar, no matter what else is going out. Whether it’s 5 minutes or 1 hour, fun should be a non-negotiable every single day.
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