Employees Have Begun Pushing Back, But What About Entrepreneurs?

Creating a better work-life balance isn’t so hard when you’re able to negotiate with an employer and delegate to other employees. Many businesses are putting practices in place to keep workers happy and balance out their mental health.

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However, if you don’t have an employer, and you’re your own boss, that can make things a bit more difficult. If you’re in charge of everything you do for work, what are you supposed to do in order to adjust your own work-life balance?

Some people might think that this is easier than it is at a job where you have to report to someone else. This might be true in some cases, but really it can be much more difficult when you have to call all of the shots yourself and often do the work yourself.

Entrepreneurs don’t tend to take their work very lightly, partly because their involvement is often a major part of the job, and also because they don’t want to feel like they’re slacking off. These things combined make for poor work-life balance.

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When you’re a part of a 100 person work force, it’s easy for you to miss a day or two and not have anything catastrophic go wrong. However, when you make up all of, if not the majority of your team, missing out on your work might be pretty dangerous.

In order to maintain a good work-life balance as an entrepreneur, you need to master your time management skills, and when you are working, you need to work hard. This should give you a bit more time to work with.

Part of the problem with entrepreneurs and their balance is the mental aspect. Many entrepreneurs work very hard to get to where they’re at, and typically they love the work that they do.

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Because of that, they tend not to want to take breaks for the sake of their mental health. Instead, they just keep working whether it’s good for them or not. Be responsible and take ample time to yourself to keep yourself healthy.

Think of it this way – if you take out a bit more time out of your day to relax, you’ll be losing much less time than if you got sick for a few days from excessive stress. It might seem like a waste of time, but by keeping yourself healthy, you’re getting more work in.

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