Get a work life balance

Starting a small business can be an exciting time. Lot's of new things to learn and usually plenty to do. Unfortunately, in the early days you also don't have too many people on hand to do all of those things that you need to do.

It's important when you start that small business that you try to keep a reasonable work/life balance. Don't neglect your family and your friends, try to keep in touch with your old workmates and colleagues as well as making sure that you stay healthy and fighting fit.

Here are some idea's for maintaining that work/life balance

Build yourself a schedule of activities and make sure that you include non-work activities. For example, set aside 30 minutes a day for exercise or personal time. It may be as simple as taking a walk around the block or you may head to your local pool and swim a few laps. Whatever you do, get it into the schedule and keep to the schedule.

Get A Balance

Work From Home

Do you have to be in at the office every single day? Think of the commuting time that you will save by working from home. Think of the extra time that you will have available if you don't have your regular distractions. If you work from home you might be able to walk your kids to school, take your dog for a walk or sit out in the garden to do your work.

Take a short break

If your business is in start up mode then you probably don't want to take a few weeks off to head to Europe. However, you should still be able to take a few mini breaks where you head out of town for one or two nights and simply get away from it all. Even having just one night away can be a great way of reviving yourself and firing yourself up for the next stage.

Work from the beach or the mountains

Why not spend the day working out of your favourite cafe or pub beergarden at the beach or in the mountains. A change of scenery can be a great way to revive your spirits and while you are there you could take 30 minutes out to take a walk or have a swim.

Take a long lunch

Scheduling in a long lunch occasionally can be a great way to recharge your batteries. Take your partner or a good friend and kick back for a couple of hours. If your anything like me then you may find that taking that time out prompts a whole raft of new ideas for your business.

Don't answer the phone for a while

Sometimes it can be great to sit back and get on with your work as opposed to having to take all of those calls. With a telephone answering service from VirtualOffice.Melbourne you will be able to leave those calls and let us answer them. It is easy and cost effective and gives you back some thinking time.

Outsource the non core jobs

Don't try to do everything. Why not look at outsourcing all of those non core tasks and getting someone else to do them. With a virtual assistant from VirtualOffice.Melbourne we can take on a lot of those boring tasks and give you back the time you need to focus on you.

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