We all hear about how the most successful entrepreneurs threw their entire lives into their project. While that may work for some people, it tends to be more of an unrealistic endeavor than anything else. It also creates a huge imbalance that leads to personal burn out.
That is why finding a balance between work and life is so crucial for entrepreneurs. Even if it doesn’t catch up to you for a while, burn out will catch up to you. When it does, it won’t be the prettiest feeling. Here are a few ways to master your work-life balance.
Schedule Life, Not Just Work
Having a schedule is an important part of being an entrepreneur. After all, you have to know where you are going, what you are doing, and what you hope to achieve that day, right? Well, shouldn’t life be the same?
By having set times in your schedule, you can plan things such as exercise, social nights, or reserve time for family activities. This not only gives you something to look forward to, but it also gives you a stronger motivation to properly manage time so that you do not have to cancel those plans.
The belief is that entrepreneurs have to be on at all times, whether they are in the office or at home. But that does not have to be the case. Set work hours for yourself and stick to them. If you have a phone attached to you, it will impact your personal life, which can impact your work life.
Keep them separate whenever possible. It will give you that balance that you need to tackle big problems while also managing your personal life.
Turn the Phone Off
No, you do not need to be there to take phone calls at 11 pm. No, you do not have to be at the beckon call of anyone who demands it.
Turn the phone off when you are having personal time. Not only will it keep you from stressing out about every aspect of the job, but it will keep clients from thinking that they own your time.