As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to be so immersed in your business that you struggle to step away. But it’s important to find a weekend balance that allows you to work (if you need and want to) and still have time to decompress, have new experiences, and bond with your loved ones.

In this episode, Teri and Pam talk about what their own weekends look like, how they would like them to look, and how you can make your weekends work for both your business and your life.

What is your ideal weekend? How do you strike a balance between work and personal life on the weekend. Comment below and tell us. We’d love to hear from you!

In episode 29 of Business. Besties. & Books, Pam and Teri talk about finding weekend balance as an entrepreneur. Listen now!

Finding a Weekend Balance That Benefits Your Business and Your Well-being

What We Talked About

  • What does an entrepreneur’s weekend look like? [00:00]
  • Preparing for the week: Giving yourself the freedom to work on Sunday [03:27]
  • What we would change about our weekends: Having more adventures and enjoying family time [05:37]
  • A perfect weekend for an entrepreneur: time for socializing and recharging [09:57]
  • The impact of working all weekend [15:28]
  • Weekend networking: A mix of business and fun [18:26]
  • It’s going to be fine: Taking time off and trusting that your business will be fine [19:42]
  • The benefits of having a weekend schedule [20:38]
  • This or that: weekend plans or no plans? [21:44]

Key Insights

  • If you’re gonna give yourself that leeway to work on Sunday, figuring out your calendar, going ahead and prioritizing whatever your tasks are for Monday, and then taking care of the little things that you can just get off your plate so that you can start Monday fresh, I think that’s a good idea. – Pam
  • So making intentional choices. Being like, “You only have one life to live. So you don’t have to be in front of the computer all day long. – Pam
  • I do love what I do. And as all of us, I’m a work in progress, trying to figure it out. But I think if you go hard all the time, then, for one thing, it feels like, “Is this what life is supposed to be?” And then second is you lose a little bit of the joy in it because your brain doesn’t have time to step back. – Teri
  • If you’re someone who struggles to take weekends off, one of two things: Start slow and ease your way into it and then realize it’s fine. Or do what I did. Take a whole week off and realize your business won’t fall apart. It makes it so much easier to just say, “I’m not working on Sunday because my business is not going to fall apart if I’m not sitting in front of my computer for 8 hours, 12 hours, on a Sunday.” – Pam
  • It depends how you are. But for me, that’s one of the things that work is a schedule on the weekend. Yes, there’s work time but there’s also time to do other things that need to get done because other things in life need to get done, too. – Teri

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