It can be difficult to balance your freelance work with everything else in your life.

Often times, freelancers error on the side of too much work and not enough of everything else.

However, the key to a successful business isn’t working as many hours as humanly possible, it’s finding a good work-life balance.

In order to do that, you need to make balance a priority.

“Make Balance a Top Priority

“If you are struggling to juggle your home life with your career commitments, both can suffer. Part of the solution may be to treat time with your family as a priority. When you’re facing an avalanche of appointments, book time to spend with your family — put it in your work diary.”
– Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airways

Balancing work with the rest of you must become a priority in your life. If it’s not, you’ll face many obstacles and problems along the way.

Begin by accepting responsibility for creating your own work/life balance. A common fallacy among employees is that the lack of work/life balance is their employer’s fault.

It’s time to take responsibility.

The struggle that most people find is giving enough time to their family and friends. As Branson suggests, formally schedule time with the important people in your life.”

See the entire article at FreshBooks.