When it comes to running a Business, One of the most common struggles we face is finding an adequate work-life balance. Anyone who is an entrepreneur knows and understands the many hats you have to wear and the tasks you have to juggle each day, especially when you’re starting out.
And during a time where hustle culture and working nonstop are glamorized, how can you build the business of your dreams without burning yourself out? In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, I’m excited to share the foundational pieces I’ve put in place that will hopefully help you find more balance. And it starts with getting organized.
Being organized can also help you:
- Save time
- Eliminate distractions
- Minimize stress and anxiety
- Increase your productivity
- Improve your focus
How to get organized for success?
1. Declutter your space
First things first, get your workspace and tools in order. Go through your office, desk, emails, and any other space currently being used for your business. Sort, file, and store all the items and documents that you still deem necessary for your business. Take it a step further and digitize physical documents so that you can store them somewhere like Google Drive
2. Document and store your workflows
If you want to be organized, things need to be clear and consistent. What are the steps necessary for your operations? List them out and create a workflow. That way when it comes time to onboard team members or delegate work, they will have something to review and look at as a reference.
3. Automate, automate, automate
A good number of daily tasks can be repetitive. Improve your efficiency by automating those tasks. In my opinion, this step is a game-changer, especially if you want to improve your work-life balance and get some of your time back.
4. Create templates
Another great way to get organized is to create and design templates. Start with things like your email responses, social media captions, or blogs. Not only that, but they’ve also created standard templates that you can use and tailor to your needs.
5. Delegate or Outsource
There are only so many hours in the day and there is only so much you can do without burning yourself out. Try to delegate or Outsource things that others can do, it will give you mental relief and help you concentrate on what matters most, YOUR BUSINESS!