More of us are working, working long hours, often for more years, and also finding that our life/work balancing act is apt to more precarious than the act required of workers in other time periods. One blogger went for the horse’s mouth, rounding up work/balance tips from some high-powered entrepreneurs, who undoubtedly know, better than most, how difficult it is to balance your work passions with your need to connect with family and experience a rich life beyond work.
Being the boss means you get to delegate and empower those around you, something some bosses forget to do and shouldn’t, as leveraging others power creates empowered employees and garners you more time and energy. Empowerment also extends to being able to say no and creating boundaries. As work-life balancers, it’s critical that we safeguard our inner resources, which becomes very difficult if we don’t tell people when they are overstepping. Sleep is a must have, as is time to simply veg, or do whatever slacker thing is going to recharge you for the next round of working hard. Most entrepreneurs are already doing something that feeds their soul and mind. The last step is to ensure that the people you choose to work with do too.
- everybody has their own approach to finding their work life balance
- women especially are pressured to find the ideal work life balance
- if your work life balance seems different than what most people expect, that’s okay
“It might sound redundant, but keep yourself well. Intuition is one of my favorite topics. I have seen that the more I am in touch with myself the more I am open to creativity, imagination and innovative ideas.”