How Entrepreneurs Can Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance
If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, you likely know all too well how many demands are made on your time on a weekly basis. Running your business is truly a full-time job and then some, and when it feels like every decision is a crucial one, it can seem impossible to give yourself space to breathe and decompress.
However, chronic and perpetual work-related stress can lead to a serious hindrance on your overall quality of life. While you may be feeling productive and accomplished, allowing yourself to burn the candle at both ends can eventually lead to a phenomenon called burnout, which can have serious impacts on your health and your productivity.
Stress can be a dangerous thing, but by prioritizing your work-life balance, you can reduce your stress levels and ensure that you are bringing your best self to work every single day.
Tips for Managing a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Give yourself actual time off. There are many jobs that are highly demanding of your time and attention, but being an entrepreneur takes that to an entirely new level. Entrepreneurs often feel constant pressure, and do not take enough time off to decompress as a result. Just like with our electronic devices, giving yourself necessary time to recharge is a must. Make sure you schedule plenty of time away from work, where you will only need to be notified if there is a trueemergency, so you can decompress.
Find like-minded peers. Having a sense of community is a great way to reduce stress levels, but for many entrepreneurs, their business is a mostly solo endeavor. It might be a good idea to seek out like-minded people so you have a sense of camaraderie with others who understand your scenario. Joining a networking group, connecting with a coworking space or seeking out a mentor can all be great ways to feel more balanced in life.
Ask for help when you need it. If you are a “solopreneur,” you are likely used to doing absolutely everything that needs to be done for your business—for better or for worse. While adding someone new to your staff roster or outsourcing a new task may seem like a lot of work upfront, if you need help managing a task that can easily be delegated, consider bringing someone in who can take something off your plate.
If you are ready to join a coworking space filled with like-minded individuals, we would love to chat! Contact us today for information about our workspace solutions.