Work at Home Tips for a Stress Free Business (Almost)
Working at home can sometimes be stressful.† However, with these tips you can not only excel in your business, but enjoy your business more too.
At any stage of your business, whether you just opened shop, or have a full client base established, itís so important to remember this. You need to keep yourself in good physical health in order to have enough energy to run a successful business and home life.† But how?† Thereís so much to do, and so little time to do it.
Here are a few tips that you might find beneficial:
*††† Get enough sleep.† Remember that even though you could go on 4 hours sleep at one time, you probably canít do it now, so donít try. A good nightís sleep makes everything feel better.†
*††† Have a schedule to follow and stick to it as much as possible.† Avoid unnecessary interruptions, including constant e-mail checking.
*††† Create boundaries, both work-related and personal boundaries. You canít do it all and once you start saying no, youíll be amazed how truly awesome it feels.† And how great your business runs.
*††† Exercise.† Not again youíre saying!† But itís so true how much better you will feel and how much more energy you will have. How about just a small walk in between projects? Get to the gym.† Plan to go before you start your Christmas shopping.† Youíre feel more energized and good about yourself.
*††† Get out of the office and do your work whenever possible.†† I do a lot of writing and proofing as an author and publicist. Instead of sitting in the office, I take it the local coffee shop, bookstore, library, outside patio, beach, etc.† It feels great to have a change of pace.† A good cup of java and Iím good to go.
*††† Prepare a healthy lunch and snack the night before, just like you do for the kids.† Youíll be amazed how good it feels to stop and eat a pre-made salad or sandwich.†
*††† Stretch in your chair for stress relief and more energy.† This is a great help for me.† I will also at times sit on an exercise ball instead of my chair.† That enables me to stretch my muscles and also just feel like Iím getting away from my desk, even thought Iím right there.† The exercise ball makes it more fun, so Iím more productive.
*††† Take small vacations to get away.† Plan a Friday, Saturday, Sunday vacation.
*††† Take weekends and evenings off. Itís so easy to get caught up working 24/7.† But when you take this time off, you feel so much more energized.
And remember itís a learning process.† No oneís perfect. One of the greatest gifts I did learn was to no longer beat myself up so much.† So what if I didnít do it all today.† So what if my house didnít pass a white glove test today or ever.† I Really Enjoy Life Today -- I Enjoy My Business --- And I Really Enjoy My Family Too.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker are the co-authors of numerous books including Virtual Assistant: the Series, Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA and accompanying Virtual Assistant the Series Workbook, and Virtual Assistant - The Series: Working Virtually, A Guide to Working Remotely as an Employee.† For complete information on starting your own VA business, stop by† http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com.† Article is free to be reprinted as long as the authorís bio remains intact.