For many people, work is one of their top priorities, and many employees and business owners struggle to balance their work with other commitments and priorities such as their family and social life. However, it is important for your health to make time away from work, helping to reduce stress and the negative health effects of this.
If you are struggling to find a good work-life balance, read on to how to find out how to implement one.
- Set Up Business Online
Owning your own business will allow you to have the flexibility that you need to work around your other commitments and put yourself first. Having your own business means that you have the opportunity to work as little or as much as you want, and building this up online is even better as you will not have to worry about the costs of physical space and large amounts of stock or employees. Not only this, but there are many ways to make money and set up a business online, such as using online marketplaces to sell products and creating a website with an e-commerce platform. If you are looking to make money online without the commitment of earning your own business, Oberlo’s guide to creative ways to make money online may be able to help you.
- Try Remote Work and Freelancing
If you want more flexibility and the freedom to work when you want, freelancing can be a great option as this allows you to work outside of a contract, only taking on the amount of work that you feel is necessary. This means that you can plan any further commitments around your work. You can find freelance work online on freelancing job websites and boards such as Upwork. If you already have a job and want to attempt to balance your hours, you should ask about opportunities for remote work in your company, as this will allow you to work from any location such as your home, and work the hours that you want to.
- Set Your Working Hours
If you want to balance your work and life commitments, then you should try setting your work hours each day. By determining that you will only be working between the hours of 9-5, you will have designated time away from work each day. To help you to implement this, you should turn off the work notifications on your phone such as calls and email, and resist the temptation to catch up on paperwork, leaving your work for the office.
- Think About Retiring
Many people, especially those who are self-employed, struggle to retire, especially if they do not have the advantage of a state or workplace pension. However, it is important that you choose to retire to avoid burn-out and the exacerbation of health conditions, as well as giving you the opportunity to complete your lifelong bucket list and spend your remaining years living through exciting experiences with your family and friends.