Getting caught up with growing your business can become all consuming. Obsessing about your business and forgetting about your life is a common hazard to avoid. Sooner or later, you’re bound to face a burnout phase when your mind and/or body says “enough’s enough”.
As pointed out in the Entrepreneur.com article “How To Avoid Occupational Burnout“, interests outside of your business are ideal. Taking time out of your busy day for yourself can help you clear your mind and reduce your stress levels. For myself, I like to take an hour around 11am to get my exercise time in. This gives me a break to clear my head and refocus my goals for the rest of the day. I also choose the middle of the day because I know that if I wait til evening, when I’m exhausted, I won’t take the time to exercise.
Taking time for yourself will benefit your small business in the long run. Having your mind and body healthy will in turn produce a healthy, more productive work environment. So, how do you keep a healthy balance between your personal life and your business?