If you often find yourself stuck between managing a successful business while still trying to find ways to spend more time with family, working with a VA could be the answer.

In today’s modern world, it can be a major challenge to prioritise your personal life and running a business at the same time. Experts claim that an unhealthy work-life balance can lead to stress and lack of productivity – which is becoming increasingly difficult for Brits these days. Have you thought about how working with a VA could help you get the balance right.

In this day and age, businesses can seek help and support virtually everyone and anyone. First, you must determine whether your venture affects your personal life. With proper guidance, you can achieve a healthy work-life balance and avoid the stress that comes with it.

Here are 3 signs your business is taking over your life and how you can reclaim control when there is an issue.

Sign #1: You’re Always Stressed Out

You may find that a lot of the signs of being overworked are happening quite often. Your work may be filled with a flood of aspects such as a long list of tasks with unrealistic deadlines and a lack of time, however, it should not affect your personal life on a daily basis. Outsourcing tasks will help alleviate tension and help you balance tasks.

One of the best methods of reducing stress is to write a note to yourself with a list of outstanding tasks and any business requirements on your mind. You can start by outsourcing the basic tasks. Set a schedule or hire a virtual assistant to help you finish tasks and answer all necessary emails.

Sign #2: Struggling In Vital Areas of Your Business

An owner can’t be skilled at every single job in the office. If you own a small business, hire a number of employees to take on large tasks. Look into specific areas where you notice any trouble meeting your company’s standards. Outsource the work by hiring a freelancer that will fill in those requirements.

Sign #3: No Time to Develop New Ideas

You have a million ideas for new products and services for your brand. However, handling a business requires more time and focus than you initially thought. A business needs to create innovative ideas to continue successful growth. Finding time to do that is vital to the development of your company. Outsourcing tasks, even just for a few hours will allow you to free up time for business growth.

You don’t want to be working so much that you are missing time for yourself and your family. Once you outsource work, you will discover just how effective and beneficial it will be, not only for your business but for your life as well.


Employing staff is a whole new ball game with its own set of rules. Working with a VA is an option that a great many business people are turning to. Check out my book on How to Hire a Virtual Assistant. Available on Amazon by clicking here

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