As an entrepreneur, you are naturally prone to think creatively at all hours of the day. After all, this innate creativity most likely drove you to become an entrepreneur. With that, your mind may tend to fall on work thoughts even outside “office hours”.

David Brooks wrote “moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, when we come into contact with people we admire, and love and we consciously and unconsciously bend our lives to mimic theirs.”

Brooks writes in many of his books the importance of having roots laid down. Maintaining a healthy personal life is a substantial step towards this moral improvement. Here are some steps you can strive for as an entrepreneur to achieve this balance:

1. Find a job that you love
Your job shouldn’t be restraining.

2. Prioritize your health
Having overall physical, emotional, and mental health will make you a better worker and person.

3. Put your work away when it’s time
Recover from weekly stress properly. Set times that you allow for work and times you absolutely do not work.

4. Use your vacation hours!
Sometimes truly unplugging requires you to take time off from work. Those benefits are there for a reason.

5. Plan family time
When your job does not have set hours, then set strict time dedicated to family and friends… even if you must physically pencil them into your calendar.


Having a flexible schedule is great! In day-to-day life, it is vital for an entrepreneur to use their creativity towards themselves and not just their job.


Article by
Kourtney Delperdang
Lead Writer