A few tips to maintain work-life balance are as follows:
1. Play to your strengths: Do not try and be all things to all people. Focus on your strengths and outsource the others.
2. Are you a morning person: If you are, assign tough, high-concentration tasks to the mornings. Do not leave the tough tasks until its night-time and vice versa.
3. Have set work hours – and stick to them: Set work hours for yourself and do everything in your power to stick to them.
4. Find time for your finances: Whether you work for yourself or not, it is important to feel confident about your finances. To do this, you need to get some accounting software in place and use it from day one.
5. Manage your time, long term: Create a timeline of your activities. Specific computer programs can help with this, or you can customize your own Excel spreadsheet or Word table. Put dates across the top and activities down the side.
6. Make your workspace work for you: Working for yourself does tend to require long hours and not much downtime, so invest in equipment that will support you.
7. Tap into technology: Instead of driving to a meeting, use Skype or conferencing technologies like GoToMeeting.
8. Make exercise a must-do, not a should-do: It is easy to cancel the gym, the evening run or the yoga class because a client wants something done yesterday.
9. Take time to make time: Invest in time-tracking tools. There are plenty of tools you can use to track everything from the frequency and duration of meetings, to chasing and converting leads.
10. Know and nurture your network: Prioritise growing your network and have a structured lead/conversion system in place so you can track the time/cost involved to grow your network.
11. Do what you love: Make time for something you love – other than work – and give it the time it deserves.
12. Be realistic: At the end of each working day, perform a little self-analysis. Ask yourself what worked today, what did not, what went wrong and how the issue can be fixed.
13. Get a business coach: Find the cash for a business coach.
14. Meet clients halfway – literally: Do not always agree to meet a client at their office. Instead, meet halfway, perhaps at a café or restaurant.
15. Manage your mind: When fear or self-doubt or anxiety creeps in, do some work on your mental health such as meditation or reading a business book.
16. Take a break: Remember to take time out throughout your day. Some tasks are easier than others, so if you find yourself with an hour up your sleeve, be realistic about whether you can “afford” to rest or not.
17. Have that holiday: Make time for a holiday and book in breaks, at least quarterly.
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