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Is it possible to have a work/life balance?

Work/Life balance

Work Life and balance

If you are like me, the idea of working from home is very appealing. Setting your own hours, no commute and time for the things that are important to me. I have worked from home for 12 years and it has given me the freedom and flexibility to work around my growing family. This flexibility has also come at cost. Finding a job that can be done from home that pays the bills (and more) is not always easy and I haven’t always been efficient with my time.

If you work from home too or want to, you might imagine that working from home means you could easily work around the kids, fit in social time with friends and family, and exercise too? Let’s look at this a bit closer at this work/life balance.

What are the distractions? Here are just a few:

  • Friends wanting to catch up for coffee
  • Sick children
  • Household chores
  • Running errands
  • Paying bills
  • Gardening
  • The dog needs a walk
  • Going to the gym

Achieving a work/life balance

Having a work/life balance is possible when you work from home. If you are going to achieve your goals of running a successful business from home, you need to set goals and manage the distractions that some with working from home. In this series of blogs, I am going to show you how to run a successful business from home. Stay with me. Next up I look at setting goals and having a plan. The following blog will be on managing distractions.

Kerri Bainbridge

Anywhere Team NZ