How to Stop Being a Workaholic

Women often feel the pressure to ‘have it all’.  If you are a small business owner, it can be easy to forget what it is like to have a social life. You spend so much time building your business, and once it is established, you have to continue to maintain it in order to be successful. However, this doesn’t have to mean that you give up every hour that you’re not sleeping, and it doesn’t have to be this way forever. The constant grind can make you forget why you became a business person in the first place, but by putting a few simple changes in place, you can have it all.

Delegate to Free Up Your Time

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Most business owners will know the phrase ‘When you need something to be done, you must do it yourself’. If you’re a perfectionist, you probably live by this mantra. But if you’re lucky enough to have employees, they will value the trust in being given extra responsibilities, and you will get a well-deserved rest. Initially it can be tricky to let yourself go, however after some time, this delegation will give you more free time to spend on more important aspects of the business that only you can handle.

Ensure You Are Resting

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Anyone who runs their own business does it because they enjoy it, but it is impossible to get any satisfaction when you get no distance. Although taking a holiday may feel a long way off, ensuring that you have regular breaks can make a huge difference to your mood. Whether you use that time to call a loved one or spend time with yourself, these moments are crucial to the success of the business and your wellbeing as an owner.

Your mobile phone is probably your best work friend, but it could also be the saving grace for short breaks for when you just need to switch off for a moment. There is a trend towards short-form entertainment, and companies such as TikTok and Quibi, have realised that we are looking to fill moments of time, rather than binge watch a show for one hour. TikTok offers short, often funny videos, whilst Quibi hosts huge television stars and short shows which can be watched during short pockets of time.

It isn’t just streaming outlets who are helping people to take advantage of short pockets of time. Online casinos such as ComeOn India offer an array of short games such as Mega Moolah, which can provide a welcome distraction from the daily stresses of running a business. If you’re more of a traditionalist, there are also a number of table games such as Craps, which can also be played live.

Don’t give up on having it all, because it’s just around the corner. Ensure that you are delegating and looking after your wellbeing, and the rest will fit into place. It may feel impossible to take your foot off the gas, but once you do, you’ll be ready for the next chapter of what your business can bring.

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Reynu joined WomenNow from the beginning on. She loves writing and combines this with her love for India, the country her parents emigrated from to the United States looking for a better life and opportunities. Studying litterature and journalism helped laid the foundation for her writing skills. She is into badminton and an avid runner. Her dream is to live between New York and Mumbai.
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