Work Life Balance Becomes Easy When It Involves Your Health
There is nothing like a health-related event to make you instantly achieve better work-life balance.
I’ve been dealing with a few issues for the past several months, and these health-related issues will require a bit more of my time over the next month or two.
When you get some personal news you’re not expecting, it makes you quickly come to terms with all those less-than-productive systems and habits you’ve developed as a small business owner.
It’s definitely a wake-up call!
Now that a good bit of your time has to be spent on taking care of these “bumps in the road”, you learn to think more strategically about how to better run your business.
You immediately start to list the tasks you do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Then you make a plan to focus on getting only the most important tasks done, when you know you’ll have a limited amount of time to spend on them. And this is a good thing if your normal pace dragged things out longer than necessary or allowed you to become easily distracted.
So when I first found out that a health issue was going to become a top priority this Fall, I chose to write down the good that was going to come out of all of this in the long run.
Here’s my list:
- It’s an opportunity to get better organized because I have to be.
- It’s an opportunity to develop better systems because I have to better balance business and personal.
- It’s an opportunity to determine the most important parts and tasks for the business because that’s all I will be able to focus on.
- It’s an opportunity to finally put the excuse of “life gets in the way” to rest, because there will always be bumps and hurdles getting in my way (if I let them).
- It’s an opportunity to grow and expand my business because I will be forced to consider delegating projects and tasks (that I probably shouldn’t have been doing in the first place).
My goal is to keep this frame of mind and list moving forward, even as my health issue becomes a thing of the past. I look at the opportunities above as a path to growth and long-term business success.
I’ve started a Weekly Reflections series that I hope to continue each Sunday on the blog. It’s my chance to stop and look back over the past week, and make some notes on what is working, what isn’t working, and what challenges I’m facing.
I hope you find it interesting and something you may be able to relate to as a small business owner, solopreneur, or mompreneur…and as always, I welcome your comments!