The challenge of achieving a work / life balance
One of the advantages of owning a Franchise is that you can be your own boss and work on your own terms. If you aren't getting enough time at home then you can base your business there, achieving that ideal work/life balance for you and your family.
What is work/life balance?
Living in the modern world, almost everyone has to struggle with juggling work, home and family interests but when one area of your life is getting more attention than others, sometimes a solution is needed to redistribute your time more fairly.
Work on your own terms
If you're a motivated individual with a high drive to succeed then it can be very easy to overlook just how much time you're spending in the office, attending meetings or travelling. This can often leave very little time for the things you enjoy or the people you love. Oven Wizards franchisees are in complete control of their schedule, enquiries are fed directly to them, so that they can choose when they would like to work and when they would rather spend their time doing other things.
One way to lose the balance between work life and home life is to forget your boundaries. It can be easy to work around the clock, but family can quickly start to feel neglected if work starts to take priority over your time together. However, just a few small adjustments to your routine can easily bring your life back into balance.
Give yourself time to enjoy your hobbies. It isn't selfish to allow yourself some "me" time – relaxation is necessary in order to recharge your batteries and be at your best.
Consider setting "no-work" periods where you spend time solely with your friends and family or try combining tasks. For example, exercise with your partner by going for a run or a swim together, or cook meals with the help of your children. This can be a great way to free up some extra space in your schedule for work but also for you to be able to squeeze in some much needed family time.
Making the most of your day
Finding the right balance in your life shouldn't mean that you have to sacrifice anything, it just means being smarter about how you spend your time. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:
- Wake up earlier in the morning and go to bed earlier so that you are more productive in the day
- Find time to eat meals and have a good breakfast to get you ready for the day
- If you work from home then set up an office space to separate work from home life
- Order your shopping online and prepare your lunch in advance
- Make a list of things that you want to accomplish with your day and focus on those
- Delegate small jobs and ask for help when you need it
- Also consider combining your work and personal calendars so you don't prioritise one ahead of another
Support and guidance
Running a business takes plenty of time, energy and commitment but unlike independent businesses who go-it-alone, Oven Wizard franchisees benefit from plenty of support and guidance along the way - which means less time spent at home worrying about work.
Oven Wizards has a strong relationship with all of their franchisees and this means that there is always someone to talk to and to answer your queries. Quality training is provided to make sure you are ready to make the most of whatever comes your way and the freedom to book your own appointments means that you can make your business work around your schedule. Whether you want to spend your time with family, relaxing on the golf course or pursuing other interests, a Franchise can provide you with a perfect way to put your life back into balance.
Click here for more information on Oven Wizards Franchise opportunities or call us on 01367 850162 for a no obligation discussion about how a Franchise could help you achieve a work / life balance.