6 Work-Life Balance Tips to Steal from the Ultra-Successful

6 Work-Life Balance Tips to Steal from the Ultra-Successful

When we’re doing amazing and important things, we usually accept that increased stress and reduced relaxation are part of the equation. After all, getting stuff done in today’s world requires a little bit of a sacrifice, right? What you may not realize is how big of a price you pay by ignoring your work life balance. New studies show that stress (literally) shrinks your brain and reduces your productivity on all cylinders. That’s not to mention the devastating health effects. The best defense against all these ailments is a healthy work life balance. It won’t only restore harmony, but will result in better results during the limited time you’re taking on the world at work. If some of the most successful people in the world can achieve this successful work-life balance, you can too. Here are some of their tips to steal: Don’t neglect time for yourself Shark Tank entrepreneur Damon John spends almost every weekend catching bass at his lakeside cabin. And he’s after something more than a big catch, because studies show that spending time alone is vital for recharging your batteries. Many of us make the mistake of spending our limited free time with friends or family. While time with loved ones is important, you’re never truly recharging if you’re constantly expending your energy in a social environment. So even if it’s just for ten minutes, you should pencil in some time to pamper just yourself daily. Exercise Vogue editor Anna Wintour plays tennis while Richard Branson does Kitesurfing (among other crazy activities) to find a healthy work-life balance.  They realized that exercise doesn’t only have physical...
7 Work-Life Balance Tips That Can Change Your Life

7 Work-Life Balance Tips That Can Change Your Life

Make work-life balance a reality with these 7 easy tips!   Don’t brush work-life balance to the side. Creating harmony in your work and in your life: sounds simple enough. Whether you’re a student, a parent or an executive, finding the ideal balance between work and lifestyle is something we’re all constantly striving to achieve. For the entrepreneur, however, achieving a work-life balance is the equivalent of walking the tightrope: with constant demands from both family and work, the entrepreneur faces the risk of plummeting to the ground in a blink of an eye. Young entrepreneurs have an especially difficult time maintaining this balance as their drive and focus are purely based on seeing their idea come to life — a grand opening, for instance, or seeing their product on the store shelf. This requires countless hours spent on getting the business off the ground. And even after it does, an entrepreneur is relentlessly consumed with growing the business. In my more than ten years as a business owner, I’ve gone through it all (even more than once!). Fortunately, I’ve learned that there’s more to a work-life balance than saying “I am successful” and “I have a life outside of work.” It means making daily efforts to ensure that both aspects of my life are equally addressed and neither is neglected. While I can’t say I have necessarily achieved that precious balance, I have made great progress in striving towards doing so. By making small adjustments in my daily routine, I am able to enjoy being both an entrepreneur and myself. Here are a few changes I’ve made that have brought me closer to a more...