Work and play have to be mixed for best results
August 28, 2013

Many people like to say that they're equal parts work and play, but we all know that that's not true all the time. Some of us have partied too hard on a weeknight and paid for it when we had to show up to the office at 9 a.m. the next morning. On the other hand, we've all foregone nights out with our friends because we've had to spend a few extra hours at our desks finishing up projects.

It seems like a lot of the time, this happens around the holidays and maybe in the summer. Once or twice you might have rushed through work to go indulge in some of mom's eggnog around Christmas, but you could have also missed a few dinners with the in-laws because of stressful projects. 

However, small firm owners need to make sure they have as even a work-life balance as possible. Otherwise, they run the risk of getting burnt out or becoming unproductive. So what can they do to stay happy in both aspects of their lives?

Stay fit
This might not seem immediately pertinent for business owners, but Entrepreneur Magazine said that remaining active allows leaders to perform at the top of their game. Moreover, it's a great way to de-stress and be more productive both at work and at home.

Take time off
Part of the reason company administrators make all of the hiring decisions is so that they know their employees are responsible and can handle the work. This means that if the leaders do their jobs right, they should be able to take a few personal days here and there without worrying. 

Entrepreneur explained that owners can't afford to relax too much and get lazy on the job, but they can do this deliberately if they take a few days off here and there, maybe just not during tax season or a similar peak. This suggestion can also include walking away from the desk during lunchtime and getting home for supper. 

Set deadlines
According to AllVoices, setting deadlines of all kinds can help accountants know when to draw the line and either head home or get back to work. Moreover, when company leaders decide when they're going to stop for the day and stick to it, they can be much more productive and finish their responsibilities even faster. 

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