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All Work and No Play

Managing your own business has its perks. You’re the boss. The master of your own domain. The buck stops with you. It’s exhilarating... But also exhausting. So, like placing your own air mask before assisting others, it’s important to take care of YOU and find a healthy work/life balance.
Set your priorities
Before the week begins, take some time to make a list of things you really want to accomplish. Everything else can sit on the back burner for now. Keeping a short list forces you to analyze your tasks and focus on what you really want to get done.

Establish work boundaries
Protecting yourself from feeling chained to the office 24/7 might feel irresponsible, especially when you’re receiving emails from others at all hours of the night. But setting boundaries is OK. Make an effort to leave the office by a certain time and cut yourself off from work emails that can wait until tomorrow. Commit to those two things, and I promise you’ll feel a million times better.

Build in downtime
Begin by identifying the days with the greatest number of obligations and schedule a 30-minute window to reset. Even put it on your calendar. During this downtime, enjoy a trip outside to smell the fresh air or actually take lunch away from your desk.

It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of success (which you’ve worked SO hard to achieve), but to remain a visionary, it’s critical to keep a clear mind.

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