Working remotely from home has its benefits, but it can also make it harder to maintain a healthy work-life balance as an entrepreneur. Burnout is real, and while working from home, we need to be more mindful about our working routines and habits to avoid burnout. Believe me, when I say, I have been there a few times, especially over the last couple of years adding home-schooling to the mix.
Tonight, I’m sharing the top 5 tips to have a better work-life balance as an entrepreneur in this post. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, these tips and tricks will help you get your balance back on track.
1) Set Your Boundaries
Boundaries are important but especially for entrepreneurs who work from home. It’s easy to not set or stick to your boundaries when you are building a business and love what you do. However, we all need to protect our energy and set some boundaries to have a much more productive experience while working remotely.
Here are a few boundary ideas that might work for you:
- Have a set time that you stop working
- Create a morning routine that doesn’t involve checking your phone or email immediately
- When you are done work for the day, turn off ALL phone notifications
- Don’t say ‘yes’ to things right away; sometimes, you might need to consider something for a night before jumping in (and then regretting saying yes later)
2) Ask for Help
As a CEO and business owner, it’s important to know when to ask for help. We all need help sometimes and collaborating, or hiring is essential for business growth.
3) Take Breaks
Sometimes we can get so involved in our work that we forget to take breaks. Make sure you are making yourself a priority and scheduling breaks throughout the day. If you tend to forget breaks, you might want to start setting alarms on your phone, so you intentionally take those breaks.
4) Map Out Your Week
At the start of the week, take a look at your projects, schedule, and tasks for the week. Then, you can start to move things around to try to batch as much as possible. For example, if you have a lot of graphic design tasks throughout the week – move them all to the same day, unless something is time-sensitive.
5) Check-In With Yourself to Avoid Burnout
Make checking in with yourself a priority. Do a check-in at the end of the week to reflect on how your week went – were you overbooked? Did you try to take on too much? What can you do next week to avoid that?
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