Ten Ways to Balance Work and Family

One of the biggest challenges for business owners is how to balance work life and home life. I hate to tell you this but there is no such thing as work-life balance. If you own a business there will always be times when the pressure is on and home life suffers. The trick is to manage those circumstances and develop a plan of how you will blend your work life with your home life.

Here are ten tips that will help you manage your work life and home life.

 

  1. Set realistic goals. It's pretty much a given fact that if you want to achieve something big, you have to make some sacrifices.  While the select few can manage, most people can't become a CEO and run a successful household.  When setting your goals, be realistic and don't stretch yourself too thin. Ask for help.
  2. Make schedules. Keeping track of work and your family can be difficult to plan. Set a time with your partner each week to review and plan the family schedule. Make note of any events such as...
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Keeping ahead of Christmas Stress

 

Christmas can be a very stressful time for many of us, but there are plenty of things you can do each day to reduce the stress in all areas of your life. Review this checklist daily as a reminder to de-stress.

A good way to incorporate these strategies into your lifestyle is to add one technique each week. This will give you a chance to practice it enough to start using it automatically before you add another strategy.

As you add these techniques one by one, you’ll find that your stress levels will decrease and your positive energy will rise, allowing you to more fully enjoy your life!

Daily Strategies to Reduce Stress or Redirect its Energy

1.         Start your day stress-free.

                 - Throw out your alarm clock.

                 - Give thanks.

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