Being a small business owner can be stressful and all time consuming. The important thing is to find a balance between life and being a business owner.
What are some ways to do this?
Set specific hours to work on your business. Let your friends and family know that you are working during this time.
Set aside at least one hour a week for your hobby. Whether you enjoy golfing, watching a movie or another hobby, set aside time each week to enjoy yourself and to do something you love where you don’t have to think about work.
Set aside at least one hour a week to pamper yourself. Set aside time each week just for you. Whether you just enjoy the peace and quiet or go for a massage or mani/pedi do something special for yourself.
Start each day with God. I always feel better when I start my day by spending time with God. This doesn’t have to be long, but even fifteen minutes each morning make a difference. I like to read the word and spend time in prayer.
Set aside time for exercise each day. I feel better when I exercise and think clearer. I love to walk and usually spend this time in prayer. I promise the time will be worth it and well spent. In order to give my all to business, I have to start by taking care of myself. If you’ve read my weight loss journey you know this isn’t easy but I’m working on making the necessary changes.
Set aside time each week to give to others. Even if it’s just an hour a week, I always feel better when I do something for others. I also believe that your benevolence will come back to you.
How do you balance life and being a small business owner?