Last week I could physically feel overwhelm creeping in, as I looked at my to-do list and wondered, "How on earth am I going to get it all done?”
Feeling run down, exhausted and like everything is a bit too much is actually quite frightening. It was hard making decisions. It took forever to write simple emails. My mind went into overdrive, the noise and chatter waking me up at night. Was I was cut out for running my own business, should I get a job instead? What if nobody comes to my next workshop? What if it goes wrong? What if my business fails? What then? How was I going to pay my bills? I simply couldn’t see how things could work or a way out.
It’s 2016 and the good news is that employers are more informed than ever about the benefits of work flexibility. They know now through research that employees who enjoy work-life balance are happier. And this in turn translates into better morale, a better work environment, and ultimately more committed and productive workers. In fact, to attract and hold on to top talent, offering workplace flexibility is almost mandatory in today’s workplace climate. Best of all, research shows that when workplace flexibility works it’s a win-win for both employee and employer.
Lost Sight Of The Reason Why You Started Your Own Business? Top Tips For Balancing Business With Family Life.
For many mums running their own businesses, family is the reason why. Yet this reason can often get forgotten as we struggle to cope with the demands of running a business, particularly during the early stages when you are are just starting out. The long, irregular hours including evenings and weekends can leave us feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and inadequate in both our business and family lives.
Successfully balancing business with family life is tough and can take time to perfect but in our experience it can be done. Here are our top tips showing you how...