Tips to Achieve a Work/Life Balance

When it comes to running a business, we know first hand how hard it is to strike the right balance between 工作 and personal life. 然而, to ensure longevity in business and continue to have good personal relationships it is crucial that balance is achieved.

With one financial year coming to a close and a new one about to begin, now is a good time to rethink how we manage our day. Below are some tips for trying to achieve the right 工作/life balance:

  1. Schedule time in your calendar each week for uninterrupted time – no customer/client or staff distractions. This time can be used however you choose – either 工作ing through business issues or taking time out for yourself. If it is scheduled – like any other appointment – it will be done.
  2. 设定可管理的日常目标 – be realistic about 工作loads and deadlines to ensure priorities are met. Make a ‘to do’ list to ensure important tasks are attended to first.
  3. 委托 – not everything has to be done by you all the time.
  4. 停止拖延 – procrastinating on jobs put simply, is a waste of time. 进去解决它, you will often be surprised that something you thought was going to be difficult or take a lot of time to complete is finished quicker than you anticipated.
  5. 拔掉 – technology advancements have led to the increased expectation that we are constantly accessible. This is not necessarily a positive thing all the time.  When you arrive home from 工作, put the phone away for the night and enjoy family time. Enjoy your children’s weekend sport without feeling the need to check or reply to 工作 emails.  More often than not, these items are not urgent and can wait until you are back at 工作 to respond. It’s all about breaking the habit and adjusting expectations where applicable.
  6. Ensure family commitments are scheduled into your calendar each week – This is crucial to ensure you don’t overbook your time.
  7. 保持活跃 – it is well documented that regular exercise reduces stress, depression and anxiety. Make time in your schedule for a walk at lunch or gym session and have fun!
  8. Don’t be afraid to get help if you need it – don’t let stress overwhelm you. Your health and happiness is important, so if you are persistently overwhelmed, it may be time to seek help from a professional. This isn’t a sign of weakness, it takes strength to take care of yourself.

作为企业主, we know achieving 工作/life balance can be difficult at times, however it is imperative for your personal well being to start implementing some of the tips above where possible. You don’t have to radically change your schedule, start small with one or two easy to do items and build to a more balanced lifestyle.

Melissa McCrystal , acru Rawsons布里斯班
Melissa is known for her personal and direct approach, 工作ing closely with clients to ensure all parts of their business are managed effectively. She has been integral to improving the firm’s business management as well as nurturing relationships with clients and associates.
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