Operation "Rescue Me" - How to Regain Balance as Home-Based Business Owner

Written by Laurie Hayes

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To rebalancerepparttar scales, you need to incorporate physical exercise. You may enjoy walking, doing weights, yoga, cycling, table tennis anything that gets your blood pumping and energy rising.

I enjoy yoga, but when I've pushed myself too far out of balance I need a good game that involves hitting a ball to get me back in line. Another upside to playing a game with someone means there will be a lot of laughter.

While playing a game of tennis or squash with good friends, it is easy to feel like a kid again.

For a brief moment in time, I forget I have a home, a business and family responsibilities. My entire focus is on not getting clobbered and making my opponent laugh so hard she can't hitrepparttar 148614 ball back.

When we have nothing left to give, we head torepparttar 148615 Dairy Queen for some soothing ice cream, sit onrepparttar 148616 tailgate of my truck and contemplate life and our dreams forrepparttar 148617 future.

Working hard is a part of being an entrepreneur. Working smarter and not harder is what will truly set you free and allow you to move mountains.

But, every once in a while, there will come a project that will demand more of you than usual and if you haverepparttar 148618 true mindset and passion of an entrepreneur, you will jump in with both feet and not quit untilrepparttar 148619 job is done.

The important thing here is to not letrepparttar 148620 project become a long-term demand on you that will create an unhealthy balance in your life.

Setrepparttar 148621 condition thatrepparttar 148622 task will receive your utmost attention and if you know it will create a deficit in your other personal accounts such as sleep, family and physical exercise, have a recovery plan in place to rebalancerepparttar 148623 scales.

What is one activity you do (or used to do) that made you feel like a kid? When isrepparttar 148624 last time you participated in this activity and what is stopping you from doing it today?

If you have been focusing all of your time and attention on your business and have not let up for air, ask yourself this

What is one activity that I absolutely love to do that I haven't done because I am so involved in my business I have neglected it?

Then ask yourself If I were to do this activity today, would my business suffer? Would I have to close my doors? Would it make or break my success as a business owner?

Ifrepparttar 148625 answer is yes, it is time for you to realize that critical changes need to be made inrepparttar 148626 way you are managing your business.

Ifrepparttar 148627 answer is no, leave your office/shop/store, lockrepparttar 148628 door behind you and go have fun. Call a friend who enjoysrepparttar 148629 same activity you do and forget about your responsibilities even if only for a little while.

Laurie Hayes works with small and home-based business owners who are struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance. To receive valuable tips, strategies and techniques designed to grow a successful business without sacrificing quality of life, subscribe to her free bi-weekly newsletter at www.wheretheheartis-lifecoaching.com

The Ultimate Time Management Tips: 5 Steps To Reaching Your Goals With Minimum Work

Written by Martin Franzen

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3. Finish this task NOW, and forget everything else

Now focus 100% of your efforts on this ONE task. Clear your mind, relax, and put everything else aside. Forget all distractions. Then start working on your most important task with laser focus, as if your life depended on it, and FINISH it. You're not allowed to do ANYTHING else until this task is completed.

4. Take a break, and congratulate yourself!

When you're done, it's time to celebrate. Take a break, and reward yourself. Scratchrepparttar task from your list, do something you like, and enjoyrepparttar 148613 feeling of accomplishment. Congratulations - you've just come a long way towards reaching your goal!

5. Repeatrepparttar 148614 process

Now, you simply move on to your second most important task. Repeatrepparttar 148615 process, and focus completely on this step until you're ready to strike it from your list. Take a break between each task, but let nothing distract you while you're at it. Simply repeat this process for each step, until your job is done!

That's it. That's all there is to it.

By following this simple 5 step time management system, you'll be able to get more things done in less time, no matter what you do. And you'll be able to free up your valuable time to enjoy yourself. This is how you get maximum results from your work.

My friend, USE this strategy today. Simply pick an important project you've been working on, and apply these time management skills. It may sound simple, but it makes allrepparttar 148616 difference inrepparttar 148617 world. Try it - I guarantee you'll be surprised!

2005. Reprint freely, with this resource box included. Martin Franzen is the author of The Internet Marketing Master Plan: How To Turn Your Hobby Into $100,000 A Year Online. If you're interested in making a lot of money from your home based business while doing what you love, read his exciting FREE report now at: http://SiteSelling.com

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