If you’re like me, juggling the demands of an online coaching or service business from the comfort of your home, you know it’s a mixed bag. Sure, the commute is great (hello, home office!), but where do we draw the line between ‘at work’ and ‘at home’? I’ve felt the burnout creeping up more times than I’d like to admit, which is why I’m passionate about finding that sweet spot of work-life harmony. In this post, I’m spilling the beans on my top 5 strategies that have not only saved my sanity but have also kept my business thriving. Whether you’re teetering on the edge of overwhelm or just looking for a better way to balance it all, these insights are for you.

1) Set Your Boundaries

Boundaries are important but especially for entrepreneurs who work from home. It’s easy to not set or stick to your boundaries when you are building a business and love what you do. However, we all need to protect our energy and set some boundaries to have a much more productive experience while working remotely.

Here are a few boundary ideas that might work for you:

  • Have a set time that you stop working
  • Create a morning routine that doesn’t involve checking your phone or email immediately
  • When you are done work for the day, turn off ALL phone notifications
  • Don’t say ‘yes’ to things right away; sometimes, you might need to consider something for a night before jumping in (and then regretting saying yes later)

2) Ask for Help

As a CEO and business owner, it’s important to know when to ask for help. We all need help sometimes and collaborating, or hiring is essential for business growth.

3) Take Breaks

Sometimes we can get so involved in our work that we forget to take breaks. Make sure you are making yourself a priority and scheduling breaks throughout the day. If you tend to forget breaks, you might want to start setting alarms on your phone, so you intentionally take those breaks.

4) Map Out Your Week

At the start of the week, take a look at your projects, schedule, and tasks for the week. Then, you can start to move things around to try to batch as much as possible. For example, if you have a lot of graphic design tasks throughout the week – move them all to the same day, unless something is time-sensitive.

5) Check-In With Yourself to Avoid Burnout

Make checking in with yourself a priority. Do a check-in at the end of the week to reflect on how your week went – were you overbooked? Did you try to take on too much? What can you do next week to avoid that?

Feeling the weight of running your online coaching or service business? I get it; the backend stuff can really bog you down. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to go it alone. From systemizing your workflows to automating the mundane, I’ve got a suite of solutions designed to lift that weight off your shoulders. If you’re ready to transform your business from overwhelming to streamlined, let’s chat about how my services can get you back to loving what you do – without the extra stress.