Working from home on your online business can be difficult when it comes to finding a balance. Between the work that needs to be done on your business every day and the requests from family and friends (who for some reason never seem to realize that even if you are at home you are still working) there are times when you may feel that you are being pulled in too many directions at the same time.
What very often happens is that your business will suffer, your family will feel neglected or you will tend to neglect your own needs to take care of everything and everyone else.
Here are some tips that should help if you find yourself struggling to keep both work and personal life in some sort of balance;
1. To begin with don’t persecute yourself about where you are spending your time, just ensure that wherever you are you are giving one hundred percent of your attention to that situation. If you are working then be there and enjoy it, think about your reasons for doing what you do and give it your best effort. The same applies when you are with family or friends; don’t spend the time feeling guilty because you are not working.
2. Use a day planner or a diary as a tool and plan your day if possible the night before, so that when you get up in the morning you know what you need to do and in what order you should be doing it, and you do not have to spend precious time making up your mind about what you should be doing next. A huge problem that many internet marketers come across is that they get easily side tracked with checking emails or some other task that may be fairly important but is not something that will improve their earnings in any way.
Those tasks should be at the end of any to do list. Do them when the important things have been taken care of. On your day planner or calendar make sure when planning your day ahead that you include the time you have allowed for family or friends, if you go to the gym this also must be included and the same applies to making phone calls and reading or sending emails.
3. Prioritize your time. What this means is that you need to set a value on each task that you have marked for the day. If personal time is your highest priority then it is obviously something of high value to you. Mark this down first and then work the other tasks around this in order of their value to you.
These are just a few basic tips to get started, you can add to and improve on them but barring any emergencies, if you stick to the program that you have set out, and with practice it will become easier, you will find yourself at the end of each day feeling far more fulfilled and your online business will grow and become successful without you suffering from burnout. When you have balance in your life it is easier to achieve your goals.
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