Maintaining Work-Life Balance as a Filipino SME Business Owner

BY Jules Dalmacio Accounting

Maintaining Work-Life Balance as a Filipino SME Business Owner

Getting back to work can feel like a downer for employees; that’s why there’s such a thing as Monday Blues. However, what’s sadder than having Monday Blues is not having weekends to get blue over. This is a truth for some SME business owners. While employees are, by law, supposed to always have at least one day off every week, business owners need to be on top of things 24/7. Or do they? Work-life balance is important whether you are an employee or an business owner that’s why we’ve list down 5 ways to help business owners still find time to slow down and unwind.

Don’t be Afraid to Delegate

As a business owner, it’s natural to want to be involved in every aspect of your company. But this level of involvement is one of the leading causes of business owner burnout. It can also hinder your ability to enjoy other things outside of work. Take a little ounce of courage, and give a little bit of trust by delegating. Identify talented individuals within your team. Empowering and trust them to take on responsibilities. This not only lightens your workload but also fosters a sense of ownership and growth among your employees.

Set Boundaries & Make Self-Care a Habit

Running a business requires dedication and hard work, but it’s equally important to set boundaries and prioritize self-care. Define specific working hours and establish personal time for relaxation, family, friends, hobbies, or even just some time for a bit of peace and quiet. Time for yourself will help you gain mental clarity which in turn affords you sound decision making and more effective leadership.

Build a Strong Team & a Supportive Culture

Hiring capable employees can help a business stay afloat. Hiring go-getter can help a business grow. Build a team that has the same if not better understanding of your business. A strong team not only lightens your workload but also fosters a supportive work environment. Creating a supportive company culture that values work-life balance will help employees feel that their time is valued and will also help you ease up. Having a good team is key to running a tight ship; encouraging good work-life balance on yourself and your employees helps you to let loose of too tight a grip.

Leverage Technology for Efficiency

Technology is powerful and can be game changing for any business. The right order system can help boost your sales and customer satisfaction. The right client database can help you personalize marketing to improve advertising conversion. The right tools can make administrative processes like payroll, timekeeping, and government forms processing become a cake walk. By leveraging technology, you not only free up valuable time to invest in personal things, you can also improve operational productivity.

As a business owner, do you still find yourself having too little time for personal pursuits? Then try any of these tips. You can start taking back your work-life balance by by letting go of tedious attendance and payroll processing and you can do it for free. Sign up for a free Salarium trial today!

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