Does your business ambition put your marriage at risk? Some research suggests that entrepreneurs have a higher divorce rate than people in other professions.
If you own a successful business, these tips may help you balance family life and protect your relationship.
Practice smart delegation
Offload tasks that take up too much of your time both at work and home. If you lack a good team at your business, it may be time to hire help. The same goes for the work required to keep the household running. Sit down with your spouse and figure out how to shift some items off both your plates to spend more time together.
Take care of your health
Paying attention to your wellness is a gift to yourself and your loved ones. If you feel strained and stressed from spending too much time building your business, simple steps can help keep your physical and mental health on track so you can be present for your spouse.
Start by getting eight hours of sleep each night, exercising for 30 minutes or more on most days of the week and eating more fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Try working out with your spouse, too.
Maintain traditions and routines
Spend regular time with your family and write it on your calendar in pen, whether that means a date night with your spouse every other week or breakfast with your family in the morning before everyone heads in separate directions for the day. Try to call home regularly and text several times a day if you travel for your work.
Putting extra effort into your relationship can potentially reduce your risk of divorce as a business owner.