Tips for Balancing Life and Work, by Rocklin and Roseville Attorney

rocklin roseville attorneyWhether you live in the Rocklin, Roseville, or Sacramento area or somewhere outside of California altogether, there is a good chance you are doing what many business owners are doing today. You struggling with trying to find the time to be all things that the business needs, and still be all things that your family needs too. But finding a way to balance them both is essential for creating happiness and being successful.

When one of these two things are not in balance you will know it, because there will be strife. Whether it happens in the workplace or at home, it’s never a good thing. The key to being successful at running your business and being a loving member of your family is in being able to balance the two. Here are some business tips for balancing your life and work and coming out on top in both:

  • Set boundaries. As difficult as it may be for most business owners and managers, it is crucial that you learn to do this. When you walk out of the doors at work, really leave it behind. When you are with your family avoid really having your mind at work. Leave work at work, and enjoy your family when you are with them.
  • Learn to delegate. There are likely a lot of things you are doing that are chewing up time that you don’t need to do. Things like running errands or menial tasks can be delegated to others, giving you more free time. Not micro managing every aspect of your business will give you time for more balance in your life.
  • Make the time count. Whether you are at work or at home, make the time count by really being present. Shut off those electronic devices that will tempt you to do work when you are at home. When you are at the office, evaluate your time to see if you are wasting it, such as on gossiping with co-workers, when it could be used for completing tasks.
  • Re-evaluate your commitments. We all have time wasting things that we engage in that we don’t particularly enjoy or need to continue doing. Take a look at your schedule to see what you could safely drop and not miss then use that time to do more meaningful things.
  • Plan down time. Everyone needs a vacation. Be sure to schedule down time to spend with your family, and when you are on vacation, really be there. Leave the office behind and enjoy the time. Whether you stay in the Sacramento area or go somewhere new, make it count.

It may be a challenge at first to get used to doing these things. But if you make an effort and stick with it, you will find that you have a greater balance in life, and will enjoy both work and home life more!

The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at Click here for the firm website

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