Behind the Scenes Tag

Work Life Balance. That’s a scary phrase right there. I’ve been a self-employed business owner for ten years now and it has taken me until now to establish what I’d call “balance”. Balance between my work and life. There was a time, or rather one-long period where the distinction between the two was rather murky. On the one hand, I understand and gain comfort from the fact that there is no substitute for hard work. Yet, at the same time, it is important to give yourself breaks so as not to burnout prematurely. Don’t feel guilty if it doesn’t come easy to you. I am eleven years into my entrepreneurial journey and it is only now that I feel confident in saying that I have mastered (to the best of my ability), a reasonable work life balance! Here are my thoughts on what I feel helps and hinders a healthy work life balance…

The alarm goes off, you roll out of bed. You may fire-up your PC, turn on the coffee machine and dive straight into work. While still in your PJs. Or perhaps you incorporate a morning shower into your routine before settling into work. Oh the joys of being able to work from home! One of the many great things about working from home is that you are not going to be sanctioned for your overly casual work apparel. You can dress in comfort and stay in your nightwear if you choose, which can actually be very convenient if you’re feeling a little under the weather. But just because you can – doesn’t mean that you should!

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