6 Essential Ways to Separate Your Business Life from Your Personal Life

6 Essential Ways to Separate Your Business Life from Your Personal Life

As a small business owner I’m sure you know the feeling of having a pile of work to do on your desk (or kitchen table) and dinner to make and kids screaming in the next room. You have wonderful clients that are waiting for your genius and you have to meet those deadlines, darn it! When you work from home it’s easy to feel as though you work 20 hours a day and are still just inching forward on your various projects. What you (and all of us) need are some boundaries. We need some guidelines and systems to help separate our work life from our personal life. One of the reasons we all go into business for ourselves is to have flexibility and less stress in our lives. Unfortunately, we women tend to be responsible for so much of our families lives, it’s hard to make a distinction between work time and family time. We often become stressed out, harried employees rather than the calm, poised business owner we wanted to be. In order to make our businesses successful and get our home back on track, we need to get conscious about how we live every day and make some changes. The following list of changes will help you compartmentalize your dual lives and therefore make you more productive and better able to focus on the task at hand whether it’s writing your business blog post or changing a diaper. Create a general daily schedule – Take a look at what you do every day – wash dishes, pick the kids up from school, write a blog post...