With the summer holidays upon us, whether you have children or not, maintaining your work/life balance over the next few weeks will become increasingly difficult as you feel that nagging urge to stop working and relax along with everyone else...and what's wrong with that?
Absolutely nothing! No, it's not crazy. We want to help you make the most of the summer sun so sit back, relax and find out how to do just that without stressing about your business and your customers.
Find The Balance
Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is extremely easy; all you have to do is get organised.
If you're organised, you can prioritise what's important and what can wait a little while. If you're organised, you can clearly see what time you have free and if there's any room to reschedule your work to allow yourself some time out of the office.
Your business is extremely important to you and it's easy to put your personal life including your family, hobbies, interests and friends on hold while you work every hour possible to ensure that your business performs at the top of it's game.
However, what you'll quickly discover is that your business cannot survive without you and that you cannot survive without some well deserved 'me' time.
So, what you need to do is find some time in your busy schedule to be with your family and your friends, make new friends or just have some time to yourself without your phone and laptop where you can switch off, forget your work for just a few minutes or hours and take care of yourself.
This can even be as simple as having a well-established cut off time at the end of each day so that you can get a good night's sleep.
If you're craving a holiday away in the sun, whether it's for a few days or a few weeks, your business doesn't need to suffer.
Hiring a VA is a great way to keep your business running while you're out of the office. With regular updates you'll know exactly what's happening with your clients and suppliers without having to get into the nitty gritty of it yourself, leaving you rest assured that your business is running smoothly while you relax on the beach.
If you're business is busiest over summer try to finish early a few days a week or at least have 2 out of 7 days to yourself and you could always take a break later in the year instead of right now or try a mini-break for a weekend or 4 nights.
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