It’s a new year – so why not a new you!
How’s the start of 2021 been for you? Did you return to work from holidays relaxed and rested only to be stressed and exhausted again already? If this sounds like you, it’s not too late to set some new years resolutions and work towards achieving AND maintaining work-life-balance.
Why? Maintaining work-life balance can help to reduce stress and helps to prevent burnout in the workplace. Less burnout equals more productivity.
3 tips to help achieve work-life-balance
Plan your annual personal calendar
Ensure you’ve set aside time for yourself and your family in your calendar. Putting the date on something means it is more likely to happen and having time/events/holidays set aside, gives you something to work towards and to look forward to. Having events planned also allows you time to make arrangements within your business to ensure you can get away.
Review your task list and delegate
When was the last time you looked at your task list? Do you even have one? If not, there’s no better time than the present to list out all of your tasks so that you can work out which ones could be delegated to someone else. At one time or another I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of assuming we need to do everything ourselves and arrogant enough to think none else could possibly do the job as well as we can. Guaranteed, there will always be tasks that others can be trained to do and therefore can be delegated. Most importantly, if something was to happen to you tomorrow, who in the world knows exactly what you do and what needs to happen in order for your business to continue to operate? Creating a task list doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise as there are many online tools available for task management. Just do a google search for online task management tools and there will be heaps for you to trial.
Plan plan plan
Take the time to review your business plan. If you don’t have one it’d be a good idea to get one created. Your business plan is your Bible. It not only defines your Vision and Mission Statement, but it also keeps you focused and on track of what you plan to achieve and how you are going to do it. Review the plan regularly so that you identify what is and isn’t working & what changes need to be made. Just knowing what needs to be done makes it easier to “chunk” tasks taking away the feeling of being overwhelmed, and can assist in ensuring you don’t make what could be costly mistakes.
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