To be quite frank, life can slip away from you when you are calling shots, making the plays, and the starting player. At times, we can be so enveloped in work thinking we have to oversee everything that we neglect ourselves. Stop. It’s not healthy nor fun and your children really do miss you.
How to Manage a Work-Life Balance
If you are a one man show, we get how everything falls on you to handle. Perhaps you will benefit from bringing on a partner or two. If you want to continue solo, consider automated systems that allow you to handle things less such as automatic booking and self-pay.
If you have a team or are a part of a team, use them. They are there to help and lighten the load. They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t as good as you. Try getting a head start on as much work as possible so you aren’t crammed when the deadline rolls around.
The most important part of obtaining a balanced work life is remembering that off days are off days, vacation time is vacation time, and when you leave your place of employment or clock out for the day, you literally leave work behind. Don’t bring it home or out of your at-home office. That’s just cheating yourself and your children.