Work Life Balance
|May 13, 2008||Posted by Business4Moms under Work Life Balance||
One of the best things about owning your own home business is that you get to work where you live! That is also one of the biggest pitfalls, as it is easy to blur the line and lose your work life balance.
There are several ways to help keep this from happening. Here are a few to try:
- Set up your office in a separate room. If at all possible, set up your home office in it’s own room. That way when you leave the room, you can leave your work behind. If space doesn’t allow, try to use a closet (yes, I said closet – click here to view a great closet office.)
- Set Office Hours. Yes, flexibility is great, but so is routine. Set yourself some office hours, or even some time guidelines to prevent yourself from overworking (or underworking) your business.
- Set Family Hours and stick to them. In addition to setting office hours, set some family hours where you will NOT do business. Make sure your family knows when they are, and they will be sure to hold you accountable to them.
While these ideas may seem simple, if you implement them, you will find your working from home experience to much more enjoyable for you and your family!