Getting More Out of Living

You own a small business and have a family and a home. It’s a full schedule that often comes with many demands. Fortunately, there are ways to remain successful and care for your loved ones without losing your sanity.

Cutting Costs at Work

When you own a small business, every penny you spend matters. Unlike large corporations with multiple resources for acquiring money, you have a set budget for each year. The good news is that with careful research and planning you can achieve your goal. For example, if you’re in the healthcare industry in the San Francisco area, consider buying lab equipment that’s pre-used from a local company. This will allow you to save you money over buying new and get more equipment for your purchasing dollar. It also lets you save on shipping costs. 

The Benefits of a Household Schedule

There are many demands for maintaining a home, and unfortunately, time is always of the essence. A household schedule will allow you to use time wisely. It will also let you assign jobs to your children and share things like cooking, laundry, and after school practices with your spouse. Delegating duties to others will allow you a few minutes to yourself. A schedule will also prevent missed appointments and important assignments.

Maintaining Your Mental Health

Living with many demands constantly can cause you to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to de-stress and unwind at the end of each day. Thankfully, there are several ways to reduce stress levels. Meditation apps, a hot pampering bath, or a brisk walk are a few examples.

Prepare Meals Ahead of Time

Weekday nights come with children having school activities, homework, and baths. Adding a home-cooked meal to your list can cause you to stress and have anxiety due to time constraints. Preparing meals over the weekend and planning the workweek dinners for each night in advance, will eliminate the guesswork and the additional time necessary for cooking the dinner. 

Enjoy the Present

Memories come from moments you create now. Unfortunately, the clock keeps ticking and time only moves in one direction, forward. Make the most of every moment and end the art of procrastination. 

Keeping Up with the Joneses

If you envy family members, friends, or your neighbors because you feel that you are in a competition, you may end up in serious debt. You should never make a large purchase based solely on another person’s acquirements. There’s a time and place for everything and now may not be the right time for you. Also, have your family’s best interest in mind regarding money matters. 

Maintain a Healthy Weight

If you eat right and exercise regularly, you’ll remain fit on the inside and outside. Nutritious foods high in essential vitamins, minerals, omega-3s, and protein are important. Compound it with a regular regimen of exercise for at least 40-minutes 3 to 4 times weekly and you’ll achieve your goals. Even 10 pounds over your desired weight can lead to health issues. When raising children, leading by example will allow them to develop good habits early on, improving their chances of sustaining good health. 

Limit Social Media

Social media is wonderful in small doses. It lets you catch up on the ongoings of family and friends. However, investing many hours daily will prevent you from enjoying quality time with your own with loved ones. Agree to limit online time to an hour each day. 

Take Chances

Many people have inner desires to open a business or to do something that’s out of their comfort zone. Unfortunately, most of these same people never take the chance. You get one go-around in life. Don’t set limits that prevent you from trying something new or putting faith in your abilities. 

You have only one life to live, so make the most of it.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.