Maintaining a work-life balance


While running your own business brings a lot of positive aspects to your workday, business owners are often particularly prone to spending too much time on the work side of the work-life scales. Owners can be so focused on their business; they may not even notice how it’s interfering with their family relationships and personal life.


As an employer, you also need to be aware of the work-life balance issues of your employees. Support their efforts to reach a comfortable work-life balance in their own lives. Research has shown that 63% of employers have increased the level of support they offer staff across one or more areas of mental, financial, physical and social wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever, it is so important to maintain a work-life balance. We know this, we’ve learnt this from first-hand experience, yet we still need reminding.

The personal and professional parts of our lives are both important, neither should be neglected. Tips to keep the balance in check can include:

Healthy body, health mind as they say. That’s regular exercise and eating healthy. Work on getting some really good sleep.

Maintain your Mental Health. If you notice that you have been acting out of character lately then it may be time to start assessing your work-life balance or seeking help.

  • Take breaks and fully switch off. Set a hard stopping time each day.
  • Do a job you enjoy.
  • Build good, valuable, supportive relationships.
  • Give yourself things to look forward to.
  • Add meaning in your life.

Review your productivity. Are those long hours getting the best out of you really?

  • Focus on the things that really matter.
  • Spring clean your paperwork and systems for maximum efficiency
  • Manage your time productively, consider some well-known techniques and tools.
  • Explore tools and platforms that can automate tasks.
  • Delegate smaller tasks to smaller tasks to other members of the team instead of putting everything on your shoulders.

Become a more well-rounded person.

  • Read newspapers, books and magazines, listen to podcasts and TED talks, sign up for classes and attend cultural events.
  • Spend time with friends and family.
  • If you invest in personal development, you’ll not only stand out as intelligent, experienced and interesting but you’ll be able to share those experiences and knowledge with other people.

One life – go for it! Live it to the fullest.= follow your passions!

If you have an accountant, they should be your first stop for business advice. If you don’t have an accountant or they can’t help, BuBul has a wide range of experts available. For more advice, why not contact our expert* Juan on LinkedIn?

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