As we near the end of summer, and rapidly approach the influx of seasonal residents, it is far too easy for entrepreneurs (including myself, admittedly) to lose sight of what really matters. We become so caught up in the day-to-day operations of running a business that we forget to make time for the most important things in our lives…spending time with our loved ones.
As a small business owner, your time is undoubtedly in very short supply. But finding a healthy work-life balance is absolutely essential to maintaining and nurturing the relationships you have in your personal life (family, friends, significant other, etc.); and the benefits don’t stop there! It also dramatically improves your mental and physical well-being and even enhances productivity, while preventing burnout. Here are a few ways to help you strike that perfect balance…
If you want to live a truly satisfying and happy life, both personally and professionally, you must be intentional about it. Utilizing a calendar to organize your social schedule, and sticking to it (just as you would at work), lets you block-out specific times of the day and reserve them for activities that allow you to recharge.
RE-EXAMINE YOUR PRIORITIES
Take a moment and think about what really matters most in your life. Yes, there will always be some pressing business-related issue that you feel needs to be dealt with immediately; that’s the life we chose as entrepreneurs. But time doesn’t stop for anyone or anything…Children grow up, friends move away, older relatives pass-on and, when the relationship is not perceived to be a serious priority of yours, significant others and even spouses go in a different direction.
Make a concerted effort to set aside time for those you care about most and consciously ensure that you are not just physically, but MENTALLY present (Hint-Hint…PUT THE SMARTPHONE DOWN!!) during that time. And always remember…
“Only a life lived for others, is a life worthwhile”
At ShaBro Office Solutions we are always here for you because we want you to focus on what you do best, growing your business…and let ShaBro handle the rest!