Nailing Your Work Life Balance Game

Nailing Your Work Life Balance Game

2017-07-20 10:00:00 | Khylie Gardner | work life balance

It should come as no surprise to hear that stress is bad for your health.  You’ll probably try just about anything to relax at the end of a long day in charge. You’ve probably already tried all of the latest meditation apps and coloring books, but you’re still struggling to balance your stressful business with your even more stressful life.

Maybe those coloring books are enough, but we’re willing to bet that they aren’t quite cutting it. The truth is, ridding yourself of stress and achieving an optimal work life balance can feel impossible when you’re a woman making her way in the world. But just because something feels impossible doesn’t mean that it is.  The truth is that you can have it all, and create the balance you’re seeking (no meditation apps necessary).

Here are our top tips to help you get started

3 Tips For Work Life Balance That Aren’t a Coloring Book

Let Go Of Fear

It’s easy to feel like you have to be working every minute, but that’s just not the case. Your business is not going to fall apart if you take a minute to breathe. Letting go of the fear of failure and remembering to give yourself a reality check will help you create the work life balance you desire and increase your productivity.  

Set Your Boundaries

Calm down, GirlBoss. Take a deep breath.  It’s 2 in the morning and whatever you’re working on can wait until morning. Yes, including that client you’ve been trying to close on for the last four weeks, and that contractor who needs an estimate for a project. Setting your boundaries is key to a work life balance, which means you should unplug when you’re out to dinner, vegging on the couch, and definitely while you’re on vacation.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

We saved this tip for last because you can only delegate if you’ve decided to let go of fear and set your boundaries. Delegation is also the most important work life balance tip we can give you. Surround yourself with a competent team – and then let them work! As an entrepreneur, your job is to create opportunities and grow your business. If you’ve invested in the right talent, that’s all you should have to do. Leave the execution in the capable hands of your awesome employees.