A business owner’s day-to-day life can be an incredibly busy affair, making it hard to find a good work-life balance. Individuals in this position can feel that they have little to no time for anything outside of the professional sphere; their work is their life. However, the importance of work-life balance is that by making the time to exercise, unwind and focus on things other than work, people can significantly lower their stress and live healthier, happier and often more productive lives.
If you’ve struggled to find a way to separate your personal and professional lives, then read on for our tips on how to find your balance:
1. Start a Better Morning Routine
Getting up at the same, early time every morning to read, write, watch TV or exercise is a good way to start your day doing something that you enjoy. For business owners and executives, developing a good morning routine can help you to feel more energised and alert for the day to come, which can often lead to being more productive at work. Morning exercise is especially useful, as finding the motivation or time to train in the evenings is often more difficult.
Hiring a personal trainer can be helpful when developing your work-life balance, as they can plan and structure fitness routines that are perfect for morning training, as well provide coaching, accountability and motivation for you to keep up good habits. PGPT’s mobile personal trainers can run sessions in one of London’s many parks; perfect for morning training! Find out more about where we operate.
2. Plan Ahead
As the saying goes, failure to plan is a plan to fail. Business owners and executives will often keep a diary, journal or schedule where they can keep track of meetings, deadlines and important dates. So, why should free time for exercise and relaxation be any different? Take the time to sit down and assess each week, month or year and see opportunities for holidays, evening activities with friends or family, training sessions and hobbies. Committing to your personal time is vital for achieving a healthy work-life balance.
When it comes to exercise, a personal trainer can help to plan sessions for a business owner when they lack the motivation, discipline, time or confidence. Read about how the trainers at PGPT help to provide structured and detailed training programmes that are designed to help CEOs and business owners make the time to keep fit.
3. Choose a Time to Switch Off
One of the hardest things to do as a business owner or senior executive is being able to ‘switch off’ from work, both literally and figuratively. Putting the business to the back of your mind, as well as leaving emails or messages until the morning, is difficult to do but ultimately better for your own peace of mind and mental health. Using devices like phones and laptops can also hamper your sleep patterns by stimulating your brain with too much blue light. The way to solve this and strike a better work-life balance is to simply pick an appropriate time for you to disconnect from the business world for the evening. Working from home is often necessary of course, but if you’re still sending emails and reading documents late into the night, then the only outcome will be poor sleep, more stress and overall a hit to your health if it becomes a long-term habit. So, choose a time to start ‘switching off’, keep to it regularly every day, unwind before bed with some stretching, meditation, reading or whatever else relaxes you, and you’ll begin to not only enjoy your home life more, but also approach work with new focus.
How can PGPT help?
PGPT’s team of qualified, friendly personal trainers has been working with London business owners and executives since 2007. They understand the daily stresses and time constraints experienced by so many people in high-pressure jobs, as well as how they can struggle to find a healthy work-life balance. That’s why PGPT specialise in mobile personal training that creates a healthy, balanced routine and is designed to be as convenient for each client as possible.
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