On this beautiful Christmas day it’s a great time to reflect on work/life blend. While the phrase work/life balance is more common, I think work/life blend is more appropriate. The days of only doing “work” at the office and “life” outside the office have been over for many years, especially as an entrepreneur. Things like this blog are more “life” for me and less “work” as I believe it’s a great way to capture thoughts and help other entrepreneurs minimize common mistakes and grow faster.
As for me, I achieve my version of work/life blend by defining a rhythm and sticking to it. Here’s the rhythm I’ve been followed for a few years now:
– Friday date night
– Weekend kids adventure
– No more than one business breakfast event and one evening event
– Family vacation out of town for one week
– No more than five days of business travel
– Getaway without the kids
– Review the family rhythm and priorities
I highly recommend coming up with a work/life blend plan, implementing it, and adjusting it as needed. This simple framework has been beneficial to me.
What else? What are some other thoughts on work/life blend?