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How do you balance Family and your business?
Oct 13th, 2009 at 5:45am
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I will be the first one to admit it, that sometimes my business gets busy and cuts into my family time.  But most of the time, I have a schedule where I dedicate an hour or two a day to my business and then I have some time for chores around the house, the kids and husband!  IT is so important to me that I have a schedule. 

How do you balance your business and family?


  
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Reply #1 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:36pm
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Also, I write a TO DO LIST for my  business as well as my family life and resposiblities.  There is a sense of accomplishment and motivation when you cross out items on that list!  Just another way to keep you balanced and energized.  Any other ideas?
  
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Re: How do you balance Family and your business?
Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 4:54pm
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This has been very hard for me to do.  I feel that I have too many balls in the air sometimes and that they could come crashing down at any moment.  It's really not a good feeling....so here is what I did to change it:

  • I made an office schedule.  Just like I would if I had a job out side the home.
  • I lock my office door at the end of my day.  It makes it a lot easier for me to walk by the room and not check that one last email that just came in.
  • I make myself flexible. 


  

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Reply #3 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 10:38pm
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I like the idea about locking the office!  I always just say to myself just one more e-mail....your idea might stop my temptation as well.  Thanks!
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 19th, 2009 at 1:00pm
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mo3611  -  It has really helped me to put the work down for the day.  I put the key to the office where I would have to walk to get it.  Temptation gone!  LOL   Smiley
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 19th, 2009 at 9:34pm
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This worked for me today Smiley  I actually locked the door and I didn't have that temptation.  Something I should have thought of a long time ago....but so thankful that you brought it to my attention Smiley  Thanks again.
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 12:08pm
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Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

Very welcome!
  

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Reply #7 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 10:56pm
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. make a schedule,make sure you know the priorities. weekends should be give to your family  and try to enjoyed the time like there will be no other weekends. and when eating in the dining room , business talks should be out of it , conversation should be in the sense around the family topic only.
  

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Reply #8 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 7:19pm
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I wish I had an office door I could lock!  As it is, we have a very small house and I can see my desk from anywhere in the house, so it is always calling to me.  I am good at writing a to-do list, the problem I have is it gets so long it gets overwhelming and then I just want to avoid it.  Need to work on prioritizing things and just putting the major things on my daily to-do list. 

I have just started homeschooling our son, so it has gotten even harder to juggle everything. I am trying to limit my work time to when he is asleep, so getting up early in the morning to work and then working some at night once dad gets home.  It is definitely a challenge though!
  

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Reply #9 - Mar 5th, 2011 at 9:28am
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sherry,
             you have a great problem  in balancing your work and family but as you say that this is a challenge. It's definitely right you have the choice of doing it in your own way. Nice work mate
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 7th, 2011 at 10:43am
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Thanks.  Things have actually been getting better here as far as the scheduling.  I was getting so far behind and getting stressed, so my fiance and I had a talk.  He now has agreed to stay home in the mornings and take care of our son.  Usually I care for our son in between work, which obviously wasn't working since I couldn't get much done with the constant distractions. 

So now I have all morning to work and he now gets our son up and gets him breakfast and keeps him occupied all morning.  Then we homeschool in the afternoon, which doesn't take long. We have been doing this now for 2 weeks and it is working great.  I am now usually done with everything by noon.  It is so nice and I have had much more free time, which was the ultimate goal of me staying home.
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 29th, 2011 at 11:28pm
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Well that's a great news , it seems to all of you are supportive to each other.
  

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Reply #12 - Sep 26th, 2011 at 12:55am
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I can Balanced my family and business only because of my family, My family is very supportive specially my husband, If I get late some times so he manage the home very well, so I never get problem to manage both!
  
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