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Balancing Your Life And Your Home Business

Mar 12, 2008
Boundaries use to be clear between work and home. There was a time when employees showed up for work Monday through Friday and worked eight to nine hours. Unfortunately, the boundaries have blurred for many workers. What has caused this?

There is the global economy where more skilled workers entered the labor market and more jobs are outsourced. People feel pressured to work longer and produce more to protect their jobs.

With International business, work continues around the clock for 24 hours a day. People now have the ability to work anywhere from their home or anywhere else. Many people are always on call for troubleshooting or for consulting.

Employees who work for companies for themselves seem to work longer and more hours a week to achieve and exceed expectations.

There is a price that people are starting to pay, due to this life style. This kind of fatigue and stress was not meant for the human body at such constant speeds and at such extensive periods of time.

It's just not easy to juggle the demands of any career and a personal life. Many might think it should be easier if you have a home business. It can be the opposite because your office is always near and on going ideas are always on your mind.

First, you have to have a plan and only you can develop a correct one. Examine your priorities and set boundaries. Be firm in what you can and cannot do. Only you can restore harmony to your lifestyle.

You need to have prompt opening and closing hours for your office, and stay with those times so others expect that from you. You also must communicate clearly so there is no question in regards to pricing, a day off, what your client expects or you expect. This will take the pressure off of your shoulders when all understands it.

Get enough sleep because there's nothing as stressful and potentially dangerous as working when you're sleep-deprived. Not only is your productivity affected, but you can also make costly mistakes.

We all need someone who we trust and can talk with during times of stress. If you are plagued with pressure, guilt and worries that's the best time to bolster yourself with a trusted friend and a lunch. You can get a different point of view, and it feels great to unload some of the heavy burden you have been carrying around.
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