Owning or running a business or simply working as a business professional while also trying to run an entire household can certainly be exhausting at times. Some days you may start to feel like it will be impossible to accomplish everything you want to get done. There simply aren’t enough hours per day, especially if you’re expected to sleep at some point. The good news is that you are not alone and there are lots of other extremely busy people out there who know just how you feel. If you have a packed schedule and are in need of some helpful pointers, here are 3 home and business tips for you.
Keep A Physical Calendar
These days most people have calendars or planners on their phones or some other electronic source, but it’s actually very smart to keep a physical calendar as well. Hang one on the wall in your kitchen or office or somewhere where everyone in your family can see it, or where you will be likely to check it every day. Having everything you need to do written down right in front of you will help you to avoid forgetting things.
For example, if you are planning to refinance your home, you may need to do a little research, make some phone calls, or have a meeting with someone who can help you. Put a reminder for this right on your calendar and you will make sure it gets done rather than putting it off for a long time and waiting until you remember to do it. With so much on your mind at all times, that is never a sure bet.
Take Time Off
Remember that even if you’re a workaholic and like it that way, no one can work all the time. Eventually, you will need to take some time off in order to better care for yourself, your family, and your business too! Taking days off is important and anyone you work with or for will understand your need to do so.
Try planning a small trip or even a staycation. Be sure that when you take time off you are really off, meaning that you aren’t responding to work calls or emails at any time while you’re “off the clock”. Whatever you are feeling the need to get done can usually wait a day or two until you are rested and recharged. Your body and mind will thank you, as will your loved ones.
If you deem anything on your to-do list as a non-necessity, meaning that it doesn’t have to get done that day (or perhaps ever), get rid of it! Having things that aren’t crucial on your already stacked to-do lists is only going to stress you out more. Eliminate non-necessities wherever you can for less stress and earlier bedtimes!
Having a packed schedule can be hard but if you put your mind to it, you can not only be a great parent and spouse but a good business professional at the same time. It is possible to do it all, and hopefully these tips help!