Hello, How are YOU?
As I was thinking about what to write on for this month, my Lord and Saviour, Jesus told me to write on this topic. As a Christian entrepreneur, and anybody, for that reason, needs a GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE.
In our modern society of “Get It Done Yesterday” and “Rush Rush Rush” we need sometimes to slow down and take a much needed break!
I am in a way, Preaching to myself and the Choir and I most often have alot to do and sometimes lead a “Hurry Up and Get it Done” lifestyle. With my thriving VA Business, a husband, home, and social life, it’s sometimes hard to just “Be Still and Know that I am God.” (Ps. 46:10).
People are stressed out and need a Break at times. My wise father told me to work 45 minutes and then take a 15 minute break and work on one Client’s work and then go to another Client. I sometimes listen and sometimes I don’t. When I don’t listen, I LOSE BIG TIME!
So here are 4 Work/life Balance tips to help YOU, the busy Entrepreneur that actually work for me, the other Busy Entrepreneur:
1. I know I’m going to get comments or maybe hate email, but have to say this: Take time to smell the Roses of God. If you are a Christian, read your Bible or meditate on God’s goodness in YOUR life. This helps me tremendously! If you are NOT A CHRISTIAN, THEN YOU WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE IN YOUR LIFE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING (John 16:33). To have real true Peace in any/every situation is to Trust in God/Jesus and concentrate on HIM and Not our circumstances. That is the Only Way to have real true Peace, I’m sorry but it’s the Gospel Truth and I would Never ever lie to YOU! Peace is Not the absence of conflict, but a calm rest in the midst of storms.
HOW TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE: YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD AND NOT JUST A PROPHET FROM GOD AS SOME RELIGIONS BELIEVE. JESUS SAID (in the Bible – John 3:16 – that he came to save the world from sin that He loves us. He also said that we are all Sinners in need of a Saviour and He died on that cruel cross and Saved All mankind! Romansm10:9 says – “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the grave, thou shalt be saved” But You might be asking “saved from What?” Saved from going to Hell when you die and saved from God’s judgment, because We all must stand Before a Righteous and Holy God and give an account of our lives. And if YOUR name is Not written in the Lamb’s (Jesus’) book of Life you will Not make it to Heaven’! (Rev. 13:8). I’m sorry to Preach but someone has to say this. Some people may Not agree with this, but look it up – what do You have to lose, but everything to Gain! I love All of YOU!
2. Work for a specific amount of time (that works for YOU), it doesn’t have to be 45 minutes and then take a 15 minute break, that works for ME) and then take a break. Go get some coffee or if you work at home like I do, go lay down for a short time, which recharges your battery and gives you time to think, CLEARLY, and then get back to work. You can use a clock or alarm or app to help.
3. Have a nice area to work, not cluttered or junky. Put plants around YOU, which have a calming affect or listen to soft music in the background. (I like Gospel, which uplifts my Soul and keeps me focused). Don’t watch TV if you work from home as God never meant for us to Multi-Task, which is technically Impossible.
4. If overwhelmed, hire a Virtual Assistant or outsource your work. Companies such as Apple and other big Companies do this all the time. You might want to hire ME, YOUR VIRTUAL GAL FRIDAY, as I have a team of VAs that I can use to help take the load off YOUR weary shoulders.
That’s it for now.
Thanks so much for reading and please feel free to leave a comment or feedback if this article has helped YOU!
God bless and remember to stay VIRTUAL and Positive!