I live at home.
I can duck into my study at any time to do a few minutes of work and end up staying there for a few hours without meaning to and get caught up in work.
I don't have great balance.
I am really interested in how people are getting the right balance in their work and life. I am fine with the hours needed to grow my business, that I am fine with - but the balance it really important as I dont want it to affect my relationship and family life.
Weve all read the info - get more sleep, eat healthy meals, exercise, take breaks - yada yada - but the balancing act challenge is real and I for one want to master this quickly so I dont have to burn the candle at both ends while I set this business up properly.
Richard Branson talks about using a ton of scheduling calendars and tools via his smartphone to get reminders and to ensure he is where he should be at all times.
Warren Buffet uses his base of Nebraska to balance his lifestyle and ensure he doesnt get caught up in the rush and expense of being located in big city New York.
Kelly Spors, Content Strategist and reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur writer suggests a range of things to get the right balance including:
Outsourcing - this idea I am in to - sending out admin work, maintenance and research I want to outsource in the very near future this would be a huge game changer for me and I total get this option for work life balance
Creating physical to do lists - I do this in a smaller way through my CRM but this can be done on a whiteboard in a physical format in your office or study, to ensure you can manually add and remove items.
Hire people to help - this doesnt mean a massive jump in staff costs.. at last count VAs can be as little as $5 per hour, so viable option getting some balance in your life
Put your personal life first - take time out for date night, ensure you go to all your family functions and never miss any essential personal commitments. Stepping back from work is important and can give you the reality check you need to ensure youre putting your personal life ahead of your work life.
What do you do to get the right balance?
I am VERY aware of finding the perfect balance if that is even possible and I would love to hear what youve done to get this right in your work life.