Taking your work home with you can impact negatively to your life in general. You will no longer have boundary between work and home life because you bring personal matter to work and work to home. One of the most common effects is overwork. It causes higher stress level and sooner or later, you will bound to break down. A life of an entrepreneur is not so easy. Juggling between the demands of their enterprise and family life can take a toll. Hence, it is crucial to find work-life balance to lower stress and in the long term.
How to set boundaries and find balance?
When you are an entrepreneur, it is easy to neglect your home life because you think enterprise life is more demanding and need your attention. However, it doesn’t work that way and the best thing to do is to find balance. And you will only find it when you put your effort to make it happen. Here are some tips to help you set work and home life boundaries:
Set your expectation clearly
It is crucial to set clear expectation for your teams and your work-life balance. For example, inform your employees when to respond to your after work hours-email. Hence, it can avoid any miscommunication. Setting clear expectation applies to how you handle your home life as well. Inform you employees when they can reach you after work hours. If you don’t want to be bothered during dinner time with family, make sure to let your employees know.
Build a healthy, clear routine
It is important to have a routine especially the one that can make you find the right work-life balance. Have a clear schedule to set even for small activities such as coffee break or small talk. After working hours, allow no call, text or emails from your enterprise community. Especially with how remote environment works today, a phone call from work is the same as working.
Set a ‘me time’ on your calendar
A ‘me time’ is important for you to have because you need a break from your routine even if you think you don’t. book a time for you to unwind and release all your stress away. Your personal well-being is just as important as your passion with business. If having quality time is what you think a great way to unwind then do it from time to time. It also helps make sure that your family’s need is being met.
Signal work mode by wearing work clothes
During this remote environment, working from home makes most of us feel unnecessary to wear such formal clothes or work clothes. However, it can help a lot in setting the mode for work. It also helps setting boundary between work and home life when you work from home. It is about how your mind works when wearing proper clothes for work. It helps you switch easier from work mode to life mode.