5 Tip Tuesday: 5 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive When You Are In Love With Your Business
Finding someone who understands your busy schedule, love for your business, and entrepreneurial passion can be difficult. However, when you do find that special someone, it can still be challenging to maintain a strong relationship. Here are 5 ways to keep your personal relationships alive when you are also in love with your business:
1. Communication is Everything
The life of an entrepreneur and business owner is typically very demanding. Entrepreneurs likely spend long hours each and every day managing their business, so seeing a partner or spouse daily could be challenging. If this sounds like you, make sure to send your partner a text message, email, or note to remind them of your love. Even better, try to talk on the phone or FaceTime at least once a day. Set up a time when you are both available to talk freely, all commitments aside, and make it part of your daily routine!
2. Take Time Off
While as an entrepreneur it is likely difficult to take a large portion of time off, planning a small getaway is essential. Get out of town for a weekend and leave your work behind, or, plan a day of fun events to conquer with your special someone. Even if you do not have two or three days to escape, simply let your mind relax such as at your favourite spa on a Saturday afternoon!
3. No Phones At The Table
Establish a line between your work and personal life by using proper table etiquette! When you are out on a date with your partner, avoid answering your work phone calls and work emails. Additionally, although it may be nice to share your experiences from work with your significant other, don't let work take over the conversation. Keep your business at the office, and show your partner that you are just as in love with them as you are with your business!
4. Plan Ahead
Having something to look forward to is one of the best ways to stay motivated! Knowing you have a date at your favourite restaurant at the end of the week gives both you and your partner something to discuss and eagerly anticipate. Planning events in advance allows you to schedule your work accordingly, prioritize what needs to be done, and in turn cause you less stress.
5. Delegate Tasks To Save Your Personal Life
If you are able to, delegate certain responsibilities at work to others. Since you are in full control of your own business, schedule yourself and others to ensure that you have more time for yourself. Make sure that if something important occurs in your personal life, your business can survive without you. While this is a standard practice for most business owners, this is simply to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances in your personal life that could hinder your business.
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