I really, really love my new business designing sites and blogs for people. I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved in the last two months. I’ve worked for some wonderful creative bloggers, who have been so kind and supportive to my design business. I have clients lined up until Easter, and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s going.
But I have a problem, I don’t know when to turn off.
I realised that there was a problem with how I was working, when Miss L who is a massive iPhone fan was delighted when it self destructed. And I mean REALLY HAPPY that she’d get some ‘Mummy Time’. Last week was a nightmare as I was trying to do bits and pieces while she was on half term, I should have taken the week off but I didn’t. If I’d been in an office working for someone else I wouldn’t have had a second thought about taking the week off.
So from now on I’m going to treat it like it’s an actual office job, there’s no point in me working for myself and then still working at 12pm at night. I might as well accept that things sometimes take a little longer and plan accordingly.
- Paperwork that needs to be dealt with and invoicing can have it’s own day
- I need to set up a work area – the sofa isn’t really cutting it anymore. Not sure where it’s going to be, but maybe the dining table and a shelf from the bookcase will do?
- So I’m going to take most of Easter holidays off
- Work hours will be 8.45 – 3pm and NO WORKING IN EVENINGS!
- I’m going to disconnect my VioletPosy email in the evenings so I don’t see it.
- I need to make time to design my Violetposy Design site – still not even started!
- Do some Sage Line 50 Training for the accounts.
If you work from home, or have your own business what do you do to keep a work/life balance? I’d be really interested to hear, I never thought it would be so hard.