Tips to Master Work-Life Balance

Balancing work and life may seem like a trapeze act but it doesn’t have to be.

As a nonprofit owner, you wear many hats. You are responsible for many aspects of your organization, and may live and breathe your nonprofit as a result. While this is all well and good to get your nonprofit off the ground, certain boundaries should be established so that you find a suitable work-life balance. Poor work-life balance has negative impacts such as decreased productivity, low morale, and burnout. To help yourself (and your team) maintain balance, take a look at these tips.

Be productive at the office.

Although we may spend the majority of our day at the office, we also spend a lot of time being unproductive while we’re there. Make a point of being present when you’re working on your nonprofit, rather than getting distracted by something else. Turn off your phone notifications, set aside time to check your email, and schedule time to work on projects uninterrupted.

Leave work at work.

Being part of a nonprofit can be tricky. You want to benefit the cause as much as you can, which is why many employees end up working in their free time. Bringing work home with you can blur the boundaries between home life and work life, ending up in burnout. Now that you are more productive at work (see above), you may feel that leaving work at work is a viable option.

Get enough sleep.

A good night’s sleep (between 6 to 8 hours) is incredibly important for us all. Without it, you start the day at work unfocused, unmotivated, and stressed. In turn, this can disrupt your productivity and passion for the nonprofit.

The work-life balance can be delicate, but it is well within your reach. These tips can help you to obtain a better work-life flow so that you are more productive. When you’re looking for the right insurance policies for your nonprofit, contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298. We do the hard work so that you don’t have to.