One of the best and worst parts of owning my business is the freedom to do with time as I like. The best part is that I can structure my time to work around the other demand is my life. I can be there when my family needs me. I can take advantage of a beautiful day and go for a walk. I can schedule the fun things. I can nurture myself in many different ways.
The worst part is that every hour has the potential to be a working hour. If I do take “off” time to do something else I feel guilty that I’m not working. There is a huge pressure to work harder. We all know entrepreneurs who seemly work 24 hours a day. At some point in time I think we all feel that pressure to work harder to achieve results.
Another challenge with time is that it can be easy to fill the hours and be busy doing and still not see the results that I want. I can fill my time with the easy things, the things that keep me going but stop me from taking my business to the next level.
Finding that balance is something I struggle with. This month I need to focus on using my time wisely so that I can launch a new program, support family demands and take care of myself so that I have the energy to do the first two. It can be a tall order some days.
I’d love to know what you do to manage the demands on your time. How do you find the balance? What is your biggest challenge? What is the biggest peak of have the freedom to control your time?