As you know, running a home-based business requires maintaining a balanced life. On one hand, you may develop workaholic tendencies, checking emails at the dinner table and taking calls at all hours of the night. On the other hand, especially if you’re feeling unsure of how to proceed with your business, you may become lax and unproductive.
Working from home requires that we develop regular habits that bring balance and keep us focused. About a year ago, I created a list of daily actions that enrich my life and my work. These activities are not directly related to the day-to-day tasks of running a business, but they help me to feel at ease with myself and the way I use my time. While I have 15 items on my list now, I started with 8 or so activities that I hold sacred and important to living in alignment with my values and vision. Each item, while simple and seemingly insignificant –form the foundation for keeping myself centered, healthy and happy. When I truly embrace them, they add up to a day filled with all the things that are important to me. Here’s what I hold for each day… […]