7 Tips to Help Achieve Work-Life Balance in Business

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by Ros Jones

Business coach and author

Achieving work-life balance while growing our business can often feel like an elusive goal.

It’s very easy to find ourselves consumed by everything that needs to be done when growing our business. It can leave us feeling overwhelmed with all the hats we need to wear and can leave no time for personal hobbies, relationships or our own overall wellbeing.

Despite what you may hear, it is possible to strike a balance between our business success and personal fulfilment – in fact it’s essential in the long term. Otherwise we risk stress, burnout and ill health.

Where will our business be then?

We need to be ready to pause for a while and begin to make some changes in what we’re doing …

Here are just 7 tips to help you achieve more work-life balance while growing your business.

These tips are not rocket science but the desired results will only happen once they’re put into practice!

  1. Set Clear Boundaries

Establishing boundaries between work and personal life is crucial. Set specific work hours and stick to them as much as possible. Communicate these boundaries to your team, clients, and stakeholders to manage expectations.

  1. Prioritise

Not all tasks are created equal. Identify your most important tasks and prioritise them. Focus on high-impact activities that align with your business goals and delegate or delete tasks that are not moving you forward.

  1. Delegate Responsibilities

As a business owner, it’s tempting to try to do everything ourselves. However, delegation is critical to freeing up time and energy for other aspects of our life. What tasks can be delegated to your team or outsourced to professionals, so that you can focus on strategic decision-making and personal priorities?

  1. Schedule Regular Breaks

We need to take time for breaks throughout the day to recharge and avoid burnout. Whether it’s a short walk or a coffee break, including regular breaks in our day helps with focus, productivity, and overall well-being.

  1. Embrace Technology

Use technology to streamline business processes and save time. Automation tools, project management software, and communication platforms can help us work more efficiently, giving more time to focus on personal activities and relationships.

  1. Practise Self-Care

It’s very easy to put ourselves at the bottom of the list of priorities. Treat yourself as your most important customer (which you are) and make self-care a priority in your life. Schedule time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Taking care of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being is essential in the long run.

  1. Reflect and Adjust

Regularly reflect on your work-life balance and make adjustments as needed. Check what’s working well and what could be improved, and be willing to adapt your approach accordingly. Achieving balance is an ongoing process, and it’s definitely okay to make changes along the way.

By implementing these tips and prioritising work-life balance in our business planning, we’ll create a more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle.

Whatever you may hear other people say, achieving success in business doesn’t have to come at the expense of our personal life. With careful planning and intentionality, we can enjoy both professional success and a more balanced life overall.

I hope the above is helpful. Please do get in touch if you need some help with any of it. Changing ingrained habits can be hard and a little accountability from a business coach is usually very effective! 😊

Ros Jones


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