Finding a Balance between Work and Life is a necessity for Productivity……
Working from home as an entrepreneur means that you make money for yourself and have more time for other things like family and friends and even yourself. One fact I want to point out to you is that it would not be easy at the beginning. You quit a job of eight hours for one that you might have to work for about fifteen hours per day.
The early times are not easy and would require more work to get the business running fine. I mean the point of the whole thing is for you to make more and spend less time at it, but you find yourself working more and having less time for your family.
The essence of any business is to take care of the ones you care about, but if you do not find a balance, you will find yourself having to choose between your work and family which is not a great place to be.
So, in a bid to find a balance between work and other aspects of your life, here are some steps to take.
Set A Time to Start and Stop Working
This is a difficult thing to do, setting out time to work and when to stop but to be honest, it gives you more time to spend with your family. They know when you are working, and they know when to expect you so with this, they would still get to spend time with you. For big and unexpected projects, you can adjust your time, letting your family know about the changes made and when to expect you.
Make Your Family Understand the Importance of Your Job
At some point, your family would come in the way of work, distracting you with one thing or the other. You have to call them to order, explaining to them that this is the way you provide for them. You’ll make them understand the long-term and short-term goals you want to use the job to achieve, that way; they’ll hardly disturb you when you’re working.
Have A Work Space
Your workspace should be what it is, your workspace. Make sure one you’re out of your workspace, you do not carry anything work-related along. Make sure if you’re working, work has your full attention, and if you’re with your family, the same level of care is what they deserve.
Focus on The Moment
The problem with many entrepreneurs is a lack of focus. If you’re working, it is not the time to be thinking about how beautiful your wife looked. Same way, if you’re with your family, forget about work, it’s not enough that you’re there, you need to be there 100%.
There is nothing worse than waiting till the last minute before completing a project you ought to have started like a month ago. It makes you unavailable and aggressive, snapping at anyone who tries to come close to you. It should be something to be avoided by all means because if you do not, you’ll take out work stress on the family.
Find Other Interest with Your Family Besides Work
There is more to life than work, and no matter how important it is, you have to find other hobbies you have to indulge in with family, hobbies that give you joy. When we work, we are searching for money, but there is more to life than money.
Keep Appointments with Family
As far as you take appointments with clients seriously, your family should not be any less important. Never give yourself the excuse of the century, “they’ll understand.” They will understand, but it does not help your relationship with them. If you promised to take them to the movies, never cancel on them because if you do, they’ll picture themselves as a less important part of your life a feeling that is prone to reciprocation.
Family is important, as important as work and you have to know this. If you can take out time to balance both sides, you’ll make the most of your job and still have time to enjoy life with family and friends.