There’s never enough hours in a day. And so, many business women can struggle to find a balance between their personal and professional worlds. There are mompreneurs who have done it but how does one make time for family and motherhood while running a full time business. How can the career woman spend time growing her business without the guilt of losing family time. It’s a tough act to balance but there are a few handy tips to help a hand.
Schedule and Organize Time
Time is so short with only a few hours a day to be as productive as the day before. Establishing a schedule is important with planning a structured future for your business and creating a family schedule is just as effective. Break down your day to include a couple of hours of family time away from your business where you can reconnect. Organize and prioritize your work tasks into parts of your day so they are easier to accomplish. With a little bit of shuffling around work errands, meetings and must-do’s, find the time to sit down with your children to have a conversation about school and save some time for your partner who has been supportive enough to push you towards your goals.
It’s All In the WHO
We’ve heard it enough in 2015, surround yourself with awesome people and awesome things come out of it. In the world of creativity, 89% is inspiration drawn from surroundings. The people who are around you and who you allow into your circle should be worthy of the time that you spend away from your family. It is always nice to catch up with an old high school friend but if it cannot fit into your schedule, don’t let guilt eat you up. There are people you make time for and there are people who can get some of your free time. Deciding who these people are can make it easier to open up your schedule to include more work to-do’s or family obligations.
It’s Okay to Say “No”
Not every meeting can be put off to another time but if you think that one will affect some of your personal time, it is okay to say “no, can we find another time.” Some events, meetups or meetings are not a priority and it’s important to remember that it’s okay. Prioritizing is making tough decisions and keeping ideas and tasks organized. Create a vision board, use up your planner, use a calendar, but figure out who and what deserves your time and how much of it.
Women are some of the most remarkable beings with ability to spread time and energy across business owner and motherhood. Keeping the balance between the two is a tough task but not impossible. What are some of the best advice you have received with balancing personal and business obligations?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]