5 ways to separate life and work when you’re the boss of your own business

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For many small business owners, your week is so overrun with meetings — not to mention requests from both clients and employees — that you have to spend the whole weekend catching your breath and getting ahead before Monday sends you into overdrive again. At the same time, while your small business has become such a deep-rooted part of your character because it was born out of your passion, you wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Welcome to the world of being your own boss. Here’s how to inch closer to the work-life balance you need to keep from burning out.

Work outside of your business and away from home

Mix things up by crossing things off your work to-do list in a coffee shop, a co-working space or a library instead of routinely bringing it all home with you.

All those hours spent cooped up at work — plus other obligations you need to tend to in the comfort of your own home — can make it difficult to focus on extra things you need to do to move your business forward. Take your work somewhere else to get in the right headspace.

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