Work Life Balance
As a small business owner, you can find yourself taking on many roles to keep things running. You become the salesperson, the bookkeeper, the marketer, the implementer, and everything else! When you are trying to fit all of this in, it is very easy to lose the balance between your work and personal life. However, maintaining this balance is an essential factor of maintaining the high quality service that you, and your company, provides.
Below are some of the benefits of maintaining a balance between your work and personal life.
It Helps Maintain Your Physical & Mental Health.
If you are working excessively or with a high workload for a long period of time, this can cause chronic stress. In turn, this can result in your physical health decreasing. You could experience heart problems, hypertensions, digestive problems and chronic pain. You may also experience carpal tunnel syndrome if you use a computer on a daily basis.
A decrease in your mental health may add to these physical issues. Chronic stress has been linked to a high risk of depression, insomnia and anxiety. With each of these illnesses comes a host of additional physical problems, such as headaches, fatigue and dizziness. A prolonged period of stress can also result in workplace burnout. Which ultimately results in a decrease in work performance.
Maintaining a balance gives you the opportunity to spend time doing something that you enjoy or be with the people you love. This allows you to spend time decompressing and relaxing, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for work for the next day.
It Improves Your Work Performance.
If you come into work feeling refreshed, with a positive frame of mind and having slept well, your productivity levels will rise. Knowing that you will spend time doing something you enjoy at the end of each day will allow you to focus solely on your work throughout the workday.
This keeps you focussed and present, improving the quality of the work produced and the speed of completion. Keeping a balance will also help to keep you feeling motivated. It is very easy to lose your motivation when you are feeling overwhelmed, resulting in a feeling of dread each morning. Taking time to rest in an evening and feeling productive and energetic as a result will help you stay motivated day to day.
It Improves Your Home Life & Relationships.
When you dedicate your evenings to spending time with your loved ones or doing something that you enjoy, this allows you to focus completely on these activities. No more checking your emails every half an hour or continuously playing over work scenarios in your head. You can be present and take enjoyment from the activities you are doing.
This, in turn, helps to improve your home life and your relationships with the people in it. Having a good home life will improve your life satisfaction, therefore further improving your motivation and productivity at work. By improving any aspect of your life – work or home – it will have a knock on effect on the other.
Finding Your Balance.
By ensuring that you maintain a balance between your work life and your personal life. You can benefit in multiple ways resulting in a happier, more satisfying life. OakHouse Professional provide virtual administrative services to help take the time-consuming tasks off your hands and allow you to find more balance.
Why not check out our Administrative Support Services and start the process of claiming back your time?