July 25, 2007

Maintaining Balance

You may have noticed that being an entrepreneur and starting your own company takes up most of your time and energy. However, while you are starting your business it is important to maintain balance in your life. Why? If you are going to successfully run your business, you need to be healthy physically and mentally. In addition, if you become incredibly successful, you want to be able to share that success with the people you care about. So start now. Try to balance your life by implementing some of the following suggestions:

  • Establish boundaries: Try to determine what you will do at work and what you will do at home.
  • Do some sort of physical activity for 30-60 minutes a day. Studies have shown that people who are physically fit generally have less health problems. The healthier you are the more time you can spend running your business.
  • Ask for help. Understand that you cannot do everything by your self. Find people who you can rely on. Delegate some of your responsibilities to these people.
  • Step away from work. Every so often step away from work, completely. Turn off your cell phone. Do something you enjoy.
  • Prioritize what is most important.