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How to Balance Work and Home

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Whether you're just starting out running a small business or you're managing the expansion of your medium-sized company, owning a business comes with a ton of responsibility. There are business decisions to make, clients to call/contact and meetings to run. But often business owners' lives spill over into their personal lives.

As a business owner, it's essential to set up boundaries and define your limits if you want to be successful and happy. Here's how to get it done:

1. Set Up Work Hours (and Stick to It)
Your time is limited, and there are only 24 hours in a day. So, it's important to set clear boundaries between work time and personal time. Consider the parts of your work day that require structure and set time limits for achieving your business goals. Also, make clear office hours and communicate this to your clients.

2. Set Time for Family and Friends

When you cultivate relationships, you can enhance your happiness. So, it's vital to set aside time for your friends and family. Make it a habit of spending time with the ones you care about the most and develop your relationships. Give them your undivided attention and be a great listener. Also, plan interesting activities to do and be consistent so you can create a stronger bond.

3. Focus on Work During Work Time
Part of establishing clear boundaries means dedicating work time to your work hours. That means you shouldn't make it a habit of taking care of your personal affairs during work hours. Instead, do your best to focus on work and dedicate that time to getting tasks done. This makes it easier to avoid doing work after office hours and helps to improve your work-life balance.

4. Take Care of Your Health
Without setting time aside to manage your health, you can't enjoy the wealth your business brings or the joy you get from your home life. So, take the time to prioritize your health. Start by carving out at least thirty minutes a day to do a health-related activity, such as exercising or meditating. You can even break it up into different sessions and take 10-minute breaks during your work hours to take a walk, exercise or practice breathing exercises, too.

At Velocity Merchant Services, your success is our passion. We want you to be able to envision where you want to be in the future, and then help you get there. If we can help you get started with your own business, or help your business grow, give us a call at 888-902-6227. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn for better business insights tips, and ways to succeed in your industry.

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