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Entrepreneurs and Work-Life Balance

For entrepreneurs, running a business takes up most of their time. Your business is your passion and you do whatever it takes to succeed. Entrepreneurship isn’t a 9-5 job, so what can you do to create a work-life balance?

Prioritize Your Work
Start each day by creating a to-do list. This helps prioritize what needs to get done immediately and what can wait until tomorrow. A to-do list can become never-ending, so eliminate the stress and frustration by creating a realistic daily to-do list that you can accomplish each day.

Time Management
If you’re in meetings all day, finding time to do work can be difficult. A good way to prevent yourself from being scheduled in meetings is to block out time in your calendar for specific tasks. Also, try designating a specific time during the day to respond to emails and voicemails. This helps decrease distractions and lets you focus on the task at hand.

Learn to Delegate
You started the business on your own and as your business grows, you realize that you do not have time to complete every task. Learning to delegate lets you focus on what matters most to the success of your business, while ensuring the day-to-day tasks are still being accomplished. Start by deciding which tasks or responsibilities you want to delegate and find suitable employees to take on these responsibilities.

Being Active and Eating Right
Physical exercise is a great way to cope with stress. It allows you to declutter your mind and helps you make better decisions. In addition, eating a well-balanced diet will boost your energy level and improve your productivity and alertness throughout the day.

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink