Has Your Business Become Your Life?

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Uhm, yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with this one.

But must confess that I don’t follow this advice very well.

I admit that I don’t know how to turn off my business most of the time. I can get irritated at, ready to throw it out the window in the afternoon but then get what seems like a brilliant idea in the evening and work on it and think about it all evening.

As an entrepreneur it is hard to separate the two and I don’t necessarily think it needs to be.

When you work for yourself there is a drive and a push to keep going, keep moving forward and reaching new goals. But I do think that there is a fine line between working hard and it become all consuming. I tend to exist on the all consuming end of the spectrum and while it works at times there are others it drives me nuts and those around me nuts.

Being that consumed with your business isn’t good for the business, your family or for you.

Thankfully I have friends who berate (I mean…) tell me when I am overdoing it and sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t. I need to listen more…

It has been mentioned before on this blog and will be mentioned again but taking time away for you to recharge the ole batteries has a huge effect on every aspect of your life.

Has your business become your life?

2 thoughts on “Has Your Business Become Your Life?”

  1. Ahem. Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I am a work-from-home-aholic. YES! It is so hard to turn it off when it’s sitting right there… Just right over there. And it will only take a second, I promise. I have diligent about setting boundaries with my work, lately I’ve had to be even more so. For me that means I must, M-U-S-T, turn off my computer at dinner time. No ifs, ands, or buts. Sometimes that doesn’t work and I have to ground myself from my iPhone too. Thanks for telling me I’m not the only one with this problem. 😉

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Funny, our themes today tie together rather nicely, don’t you think.

    1. Oh my yes LOL – How many times have I said, it will take me just a
      minute and before I realize it, 30, 45, 60 minutes have passed. “Just
      one more thing!”. Boundaries are so hard to learn to set but important,
      especially when working from home. I read an article lately that the
      best setting on your iPhone is “airplane mode”. Thought that was a great
      tip. It’s one of the reasons I do not run my business email through my
      phone – I would be a basket case in the end.

      …you are
      DEFINITELY not the only one with this problem! Working from home and the
      isolation we feel at times can sure make us feel like we are.

      And yes I think the themes in our posts fit quite nicely together. Thanks for visiting!

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