A recent article, 5 Tips for Maintaining a Work-Life Balance When You Work at a Startup by Tom Ireland says that working at a startup particularly at an early stage can be exhausting. Although you may enjoy dedicating a big portion of your time to a startup you truly believe in, working too much will certainly lead to burnout.
Here are tips to keep your work-life balance while working at a startup.
1. Allocate time
If you wait until you have extra time to do some things, you’ll never have any. Create a calendar for non-work as you have with your work-related activities. Whether it’s a gym session, going to a movie, going to a dentist appointment, or catching up with a friend. Refer to your calendar and restore your work-life balance.
2. Set a Schedule That Works for You
Of course with your employer’s approval and support, create your own flexible schedule that you’ll be more productive. You might be a night owl or an early bird, that’s okay as long as you have adequate overlap in hours with the people you need to collaborate with in order to get your job done.
3. Communication Is Key
At a fast-growing startup, everyone is busy and you may be tempted to bear your workload in silence. Communicate with your leader if you’re struggling, so he can book a meeting room to discuss with the whole team how responsibilities and tasks will be shared and handled efficiently.
4. Leave Work at Work
Avoid bringing your work at home even if you have to work extra hours. But if you decide to work at home, create a dedicated office space to prevent your leisure space from becoming “infected” by work, allowing you to maintain work-life balance.
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