Being an entrepreneur and a parent can be a really daunting task to say the least and the stress involved is a truck load. It’s hard but you could try a few things to make it a little bit easier. All you need to do is strike a balance between being both and the following tips should be of help:
- Try to work around your kids schedule. This means when they’re busy you need to get busy too. When they are in school or asleep would be the best time to give your work undivided attention. This is one of the upsides to working for yourself, you work at your own pace and create your own targets to your advantage.
- Keep work out of the way during family time. No work calls or other work related stuff during family time in order to give your family your full attention.
- Try to outsource some tasks to give your family more time without it affecting your work. Pay someone to handle easily doable tasks, since its easy it will be hard to mess it up and you won’t need to pay so much.
- Try not to miss having meals with your family. Connecting is easy over a meal and meals are one of the reasons family gathers together in one place so try not to miss and if you have to, at least one meal together everyday would be a helpful routine.
Work with your feelings. If you start to feel like you are being distant, find a way to work on it and be closer to your family. Take out time to be with your family, have conversations, movie nights and other things that will bring you all closer.