This is a guest post by one of my fave peeps, Corina Ramos, creator of Not Now Mom’s Busy. Enjoy!
Before I get into my post, I’d like to take a moment to thank Lakesha for inviting me to talk to you today!
Working from home gives you total control of your schedule and gives you the flexibility to enjoy the things you like to do and be with the people you love while still being able to work or run a business.
But when said work or business starts to pick up, it’s normal for anyone to want to keep pushing forward to hit the next level. That means working longer hours and keeping your cell phone attached to the hip to be able to reply to emails and engage with customers or clients on social media as soon as you get the alert notification.
This also means you will likely take less time off to enjoy life.
It’s so easy to get side tracked with work or running a business that the most important people in our lives, not to mention our own personal time, takes a back seat to our goals.
We all know that’s not healthy and ultimately it can lead to total burn out. Here are some things you can do to make sure you don’t lose yourself in your work or business so that you can relish your work-from-home life.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Make an outline of the things you have to do in a day so that you know exactly what needs to be done and avoid over scheduling tasks. Stay focused on that day’s work only because if you ponder on it longer, you’ll always find something else that can be added to your list of things to do.
Avoid multitasking. I know, I’ve done this for years too but studies have shown people that multitask don’t get as much done as they thought.
And if you can delegate some of the work, go for it!
Stop and Smell the Roses
Avoid working on the weekends and instead spend time with the family. Or plan a date night to reconnect with your sweetie, have dinner with girlfriends or go on a double-date with friends.
Exercise Your Mind, Body and Spirit
You have to put yourself first to give you the strength to keep going and care for your family. When you create a daily schedule make sure to include downtime. Sit outside for some peace and quiet, all it takes is 10 to 15 minutes.
The time offline will help remind you why you’re working from home in the first place and it will give you a chance to soak up your success and see how far you’ve come and where you want to go next.
Add at least 30 minutes of exercise or yoga to your daily routine. You can do it in the morning as a way to get your day started or at night to unwind after a long day.
Connect With Your Online Friends
It’s always good to talk to someone who can relate to your situation. Get advice from your online friends about finding work-life balance. Exchange ideas or simply be there for encouragement.
Hello world! I’m Cori. I’m blogging from my home in Houston, Texas. I talk about life with teens, relationships, health, beauty and fashion. I also do product reviews – if it’s going to make our lives easier, I’m all for it! I look for great deals to save money because I have to and I share what I’ve learned about blogging and social media because I love helping people. And if you’re looking for a work-from-home job or ready to monetize your blog, I’ll show you where and how! Find me on Facebook and Twitter and check out my blog.
Talk to me…
I, for one, am guilty for working on the weekends. There’s nothing wrong with that though UNLESS you’ve told yourself over and over again that you wouldn’t – like I have! LOL
How often do you find yourself getting lost in your work or business? What are some things you do to unwind and get out of the work rut?
By the way, another reason people get lost in their work is because they don’t have a consistent self-care routine. Take this little quiz I concocted to help you see where the gaps are in your self-care routine!