There’s an old saying “Too much of a thing is still too much”! We all need to balance whatever we are doing. Even with food that is considered fattening or unhealthy, if you eat healthy most of the time you can get away with one time eating something bad. The same principle if you just limit your portions on both good and bad foods, and get some exercise in your daily routine, nobody will know you have been naughty.
Just by exercising too much you can literally shorten your life or risk your life, the same is true for work. We do need to work as part of our life routine and at times, like for example when starting a new business where we may work extended hours without a break period taken. We may be working more than normal work hours including our days off. Thus, this may be okay to do this a few times off and on, but on a regular basis you are abusing yourself.
There is absolutely no business that is more important than your health, both mental and physical. To have and maintain a good health we need to have a balance. Can you imagine, if you collapse or get sick who is going to do your work then? Doesn’t it make more sense to take care of yourself so you will be there? Pace yourself – eat enough, sleep enough, relax enough and work enough – but not too much of anything!
It’s ironic or maybe not that when we work at a job we watch the clock to make sure we don’t work more than the time we are paid for; however people who are really loving what they are doing working at home, will sometimes completely forget to stop working at regular intervals. Most people with their own business it seems work many hours without pay particularly in the start-up.
Balance = we have the freedom to work too much and the other side where we don’t work enough and hence our business will eventually fail through our neglect. Being sure that you do your work and actually devote enough time to it to make it work, is one of the disciplines we must have if we are going to be self-employed from home.
It may seem silly to you but you may need to make some checklists and outline exactly what you need to do (including taking regular breaks) throughout your day. You should really take it seriously even if your home business is only at this point part-time, if you ever expect to earn any decent money. Ideally before too long you may be able to quit your day job. This will free up quite a bit of time where you are not commuting and tying up 8-10 hours of your day, which will give you a nice relaxed feeling of freedom and well-being!