Entrepreneurs are some of the hardest working people in business. They are self-motivated and committed to their goals. But sometimes this comes at a cost. Working too hard and neglecting the other parts of your life can cause you to burn out from too much stress. So of course the best entrepreneurs are those who find a balance between working and living. We took a look at some top tips for achieving that balance, here at Justin Cobb Leadership Academy.
1. Don’t Fear Being Unproductive.
A lot of entrepreneurs have problems with the idea of not dedicating every moment to work. They think if they take their foot off the gas for a moment their business will fail. But there is plenty of evidence that taking time to relax and recharge actually boosts productivity.
2. Organization is Not Only For Work
People have no trouble scheduling and prioritizing their time when it comes to work. But when it comes to their private lives they hope that everything will naturally fall into place. If you have a busy life, it makes a lot of sense to schedule in a 20-minute nap, or a 30-minute walk on the beach. If you don’t set aside time for it, you might not do it.
3. Cut the Cord Sometimes
It’s an amazing benefit to be always connected in the digital age. But it doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for relaxation. Every now and then, set aside a bit of time to turn off your devices and ignore your emails. Even just for 30 minutes. You’ll come back refreshed and recharged.
4. Know What Feeds You
You may be able to run on just work, sleep, and food. But most people need something extra to keep them going. Figure out the thing that drives you. Whether that be socializing with friends or doing something creative that feeds your soul. Give yourself that sustenance sometimes and you’ll be a lot better off for it.