Monday, September 14, 2009

B is for Balance

I wish I had more wisdom to share in this area. Balance is an important skill to master. In fact I was in the middle of a client's project when I meant to post this. I didn't get around to it until today, but prioritizing is part of the deal. We all have our to do lists, and the trick to getting it all done is one thing at a time right? So easy to say, much more difficult to practice "getting it all done" effectively. Let's start with health.

Breakfast is Fuel / Lunch is Business / and Dinner is Romance.
I wish I could remember where I heard this, but I love this little saying. Here’s why: You have to plan your day. There is a time to worry about work then there is a time you need to be present with your family. If any of us could figure out how to do this all the time, we would live in a perfectly balanced world.

Scheduling work is vital for work at home parents. If you do not limit your workday, you'll end up either working all the time, or not working all the time. Either way is not a good way to run a virtual business. Limit your work day to 2 to 5 hours in a day. And don't feel like you should only work one shift. I am more productive when I split my days. I work a few hours in the a.m. then I finish and plan work for the next day later (sometimes too late) at night when the house is quiet.

(If there is such a thing!) Anyone who stays home with kids know's that you have to provide undivided attention to the little people to teach, play, and love. That's your most important job, and you will not be happy unless you are able to meet their needs. But it is also an important part of development for them to learn to play and entertain themselves sometimes.

Now. . . on to some more technical stuff.

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