If you’re a woman entrepreneur, you have a lot to manage. Keeping track of your business while making time for family and friends—and finding hours in the day for yourself—can be tough. Luckily, there are a few simple tools and tricks that can help you stay on top of everything without burning out. Today, The Digital Hacks shares some practical resources that you can use to save time and avoid stress in your day-to-day life.
Prioritise organisation when planning your days
For starters, organising your time judiciously will help ensure you don’t drop the ball on any important obligations. Good organisation also helps you make the most of your time. For example, you might schedule conference calls while your baby is down for a nap. Try an online monthly calendar, which can give you a 30-day overview of your do-to list. The right tool will offer an option to create a calendar that you can personalise with notes, graphics, and videos.
Minimise distractions and create a stress-free home
Try to clearly delineate your personal and professional lives. When you’re at work, focus on that. When you’re with family, focus on that. Implement measures to help you concentrate on the job, allowing you to be more productive. Examples include keeping your workspace organised and adding more lighting. When you’re with family or friends, make a point of turning off work-related notifications (like email alerts) on your phone.
This can be a challenge if you work from home. One idea to help maintain a healthy home and stay sane is to set up a space dedicated to solitude and meditation. Having a space to take a break from the day’s noise and distractions can help you recharge, and meditation is known to provide many health benefits.
Invest in technology to help you save time and headaches
Technology can make your life easier on both the professional and personal fronts. Tiny Pulse offers a roundup of tools that can ramp up productivity, such as project management software, chat tools, and social media automation technology. You can also use tech at home to save time. Try Veestro or Freshly to simplify meal prep, for example, or Alo Moves to streamline your fitness. By saving time, these tools make it easier to juggle work and play.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
As a businesswoman, you’re probably tempted to do it all yourself. You aren’t alone, as experts suggest that many women are hesitant to ask for assistance in the workplace. Unfortunately, this will only backfire, increasing your risk of burnout as you try to juggle all your tasks at once. Outsourcing work can help free up your time for other tasks. According to Futurpreneur, commonly outsourced jobs include bookkeeping, content creation, and marketing.
Save yourself time as you seek business help by using aggregated resources where you find them. Chances are that whatever your present issue, you are not the first person to encounter it. Whether it’s trying to get the pay raise you deserve or trying to launch your own business, there are resources available to help you.
Make the most of multitasking
Multitasking can be a great way to get your work done more quickly. To improve your multitasking skills, start by making a to-do list and then prioritising those jobs that are the most important to you. Also, look for ways to combine jobs. For example, if you want to see a friend and get in a workout, consider going for a walk together. You’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone, getting in some laughs with a pal while breaking a sweat.
Be intentional with your time
You’re a busy woman, making time one of your most precious assets. Treat it accordingly. Aim to be intentional with how you spend the hours in your day. This means not simply going through the day on autopilot but focusing on every moment. This can be a great way to make the most of your downtime. For example, if you only have 30 minutes of solo time to devote to self-care, make an effort to savour every minute.
Starting a business is tough enough. Starting a business as a woman who’s also juggling a personal life too can be even harder. Don’t despair. Trust the tips above, including making your home a stress-free zone and asking for help, to help you manage your personal and professional lives with ease. The Digital Hacks is made up of passionate young professionals. The different areas of specialisation of each teammate allow us to offer our clients a comprehensive digital project. Reach out today for a free consultation