These days, finding and maintaining work-life balance might seem impossible. While technology has made it feasible to complete work-related tasks at anytime and from anywhere, it also means it’s harder for us to turn it off. Plus, with a million things vying for our attention – online and offline – it’s often difficult to determine what exactly to focus on.
When it comes to blurring the lines between work and life, business owners (retail entrepreneurs included) are notoriously overworked. It makes sense because your input is directly correlated with the success of your business. There’s no safety net, so why wouldn’t you want to give it 110% at all times?
Overworking, however, isn’t just tiring; it can be detrimental to your health. In a recent survey of hundreds of entrepreneurs, the Alternative Board found that 79% of them believed they were working too much, to the point where it affected their health.
The good news is, these symptoms are avoidable, and work-life balance is attainable if you follow a few simple rules. Once you find work-life balance as a retailer, you’ll likely discover that you’re happier, healthier, and even more productive. In this article, we’ll discuss some concrete ways that retailers can maintain work-life balance.