How to find your balance in the workplace? ayasha September 23, 2019 Featured, Marketing Monday, Section, USL Blog, USL Stories Maintaining a work/life balance is easy when you’re a sole trader, right? You typically work from home and you have no one else to answer to, so it should be easy to switch off. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In fact, many home-based sole traders struggle to strike a healthy work/life balance because the lines are more blurred. Here are 7 Tips to help you to find your balance in the work place Play to your strengths Don’t try and be all things to all people. Focus on your strengths and outsource the others. If you’re not a whiz at accounts or graphic design, outsource them instead of wasting time. Prioritize your time You may have a to-do list with 50 tasks on it, so you need to prioritize those tasks into four categories. They are: Urgent and importantImportant but not urgentUrgent but not importantNeither urgent nor important. Know your peaks and troughs Are you a morning person? If you are, assign tough, high-concentration tasks to the mornings. Don’t leave the tough tasks until its night time and vice versa. Plot some personal time When personal issues arise, it can be tempting to bury yourself in your work. Don’t do it If you don’t make time for your personal life – your “me” time, including your family and your health – you won’t have a business to go back to Have set work hours – and stick to them Set work hours for yourself and do everything in your power to stick to them. Otherwise, before you know it, you’ll be working until midnight every night. Find time for your finances Whether you work for yourself or not, it’s important to feel confident about your finances. In order to do this, you need to get some accounting software in place and use it from day one. Cash flow is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses. You should start using accounting tools early on so you know what’s going on, financially, from day dot. Manage your time, long term Create a timeline of your activities. Specific computer programs can help with this, or you can customize your own Excel spreadsheet or Word table. Put dates across the top and activities down the side. Break each task into components. Include family commitments – such as holidays, birthday parties, etc. – so you don’t forget that you are unavailable for work on those days. Thank you for reading Marketing Monday Post and for meantime stay connect with us on social media by clicking onto the links below https://www.instagram.com/uslnj/ https://www.facebook.com/urban.socialites.9 https://www.linkedin.com/in/urbansocialitesusl/ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.