Balancing Your Life When Working At Home Online
I run my online business full-time from home and have done since 2006. I found that balancing my home life with my work life was difficult in the beginning. I needed to ensure that I was earning a good income and so I used to spend far more time on my online business and as a result my life got out of balance.
What I’d like to convey in this article is that it is really important that you create a balance. If you have a family you need to create time for them. If you have other hobbies or passions don’t give them up.
Time management comes in here and you can create a balance by setting up a timetable specifying when you will work online, do the chores, cook, spend time on your hobbies, go shopping, meet friends, entertain, or do whatever it is that you do.
Creating that balance is so important. Having an online home business provides a lot of flexibility. For example, I am a keen gardener and so if I decide to spend a lot of hours during the day gardening I can then work on my online business during the early morning and evening.
Another reason that balancing your life is so important is that working online at home can get lonely and you can begin to isolate yourself from other people. So be sure to set up time to get out of the house, meet friends, go to the gym and mix with people.
Exercise is important too if you spend a lot of time at your computer. Your eyes need a rest too. I solve this problem by taking my dog for a 1km walk every morning and every evening, weather permitting!
Just thought I would pass on some of my experience so that you can avoid these pitfalls and you can set up a schedule to ensure that you balance your life when you start working at home online.
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