As an entrepreneur, you naturally want your business to be a success, so you’re tempted to burn the midnight oil to ensure your company is the most productive and profitable it can be. That’s why it’s important to learn early on how to instill a balance between work and the rest of your life. Doing so will not only improve your personal life but also your creativity at work. Here are some benefits of a balance between work and life you might not have considered.
You’ll Have Better Focus
Kent Thiry, the former CEO and Executive Chairman of DaVita knows how tempting it is to think about business all the time, but you’re better off unplugging from it once a day and focusing on other, more relaxing pursuits. Spend time with your loved ones and do fun activities such as taking a walk or bike riding. Sit on the back porch with loved ones and enjoy the sunset. You’ll find that when it’s time to return to work, you’ll have better focus.
Your Health Will Be Improved
If you work all the time, you’ll be sitting at your desk for hours on end and not getting the physical activity that you need. When you add balance to your life, you add time for exercise. Also, you’re less likely to have stress, meaning a lower risk of both cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. By adding balance, your immune system is stronger.
You’ll Have Better Relationships
Being absent from home causes tension in any marriage no matter how great your relationship is. When you add balance to your life, you’ll have more time with those you love and your relationships will improve. You’ll also be more relaxed and easier to live with.
You’ll Be Happier
As much as you love your business, spending too much time at work will sap your joy. It’s tempting to focus solely on your company’s bottom line and future profits, but if you don’t enjoy the journey there, you’ll be filled with regret at the end of your life. Take time out now for yourself so that you have a happy life now and in the future.
You’ll Be More Creative
Getting away from that desk helps your brain unwind. You’ll sleep better at night and you’ll be more productive when you return to the office. With improved sleep, your brain does the vital work it needs to repair itself. Every morning you’ll awaken with new ideas and solutions.
You’ll Be More Productive
Although you may think you’re accomplishing more by staying at the office at all hours, the opposite is true. The more tired you are, the less you accomplish. Getting sufficient rest, on the other hand, will make you more productive.
Your Company Will Be More Successful
With all the benefits of having a balanced life, you’ll accomplish far more and your company will naturally be more successful, so take time now to enjoy life for your health and your family as well as your company.