Perhaps you’re one of those people who won’t be taking breaks from family gatherings over the next three weeks to “just take a quick peek at this project.”
But if you’re a freelancer whose spouse often comes into your office wondering why your “quick peek” has taken over two hours, maybe it’s a good time to read this post the co-founder of UnderConsideration Bryony Gomez-Palacio wrote for How Magazine.
As a woman who’s spent the last 9 years working from home (as a freelancer, then a business owner), she has some great ideas for carving out time for your clients, your family, and yes, even yourself. Here are her 7 tips for creating work-life balance:
- Priorities - know them
- Advisors - have them
- Schedule - make one
- List - make lots
- Me - make time to think
- Hours - stay focused
- Freedom - be ready to make mistakes
Of course you have to read the whole article to understand how to make these tips your own, but we think it’s the perfect time to start planning how you’re going to make 2014 a more efficient, and yes, happier year.
Especially if it means you might be missing out on turkey and stuffing.
Has Bryony missed anything that you use to balance your work and life?
Let us know in comments!