Your Weekly Curated Awesome for 7.3.13

small-business-social-media-consultingAs Fourth of July approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about work life balance. Every business needs time to dedicate to work. However, it’s also important to make sure that you take time to recharge your batteries and get some down time. Not only is this important for your life – you’re making all that money so you can have a life, right? – but it’s crucial for your business. Without taking time to let your brain recharge, you can’t continue to provide quality customer service or discover innovative new ways to run your business.

  1. 5 Steps to Self Care for the Entrepreneur This post from Inkling Media really highlights how important it is to yourself and your business to take care of yourself. In most cases, you are the driving force for your business, no matter how innovative your product or service. Take care of you in order to take care of your business.
  2. Social Media Presents New Work/Life Balance While many argue that social media is taking over our lives and making down time hard to find, this new study indicates that social media can help regulate your work/life balance. Personally, I think the truth lies somewhere in between. Social media can certainly help you strike a balance but to do so, you need to choose not to let it take over your life.
  3. 5 Ways to Strike a Work-Life Balance with Social Media With that in mind, I thought it made sense to include these tips on striking a balance using social media. While the article itself has been around for a few years, the tips it offers are still important.
  4. 21 Tips to Balance Social Media Addiction, Tweets and Real Life These 21 tips offer a comprehensive approach to finding balance between Twitter and real life. Many of these can be applied to other social media platforms as well. Whatever your level of social media expertise, there’s valuable insight here for you.
  5. Yoga Lessons to Bring Off the Mat and Into Your Work Life While there are many excellent ways to make sure you’re taking care of your physical self, yoga has been shown to integrate both mental and physical well-being. These insights are interesting to all those in the work force, whether or not you currently practice yoga.

For those of you who are interested in reading some quality content before you strike this balance, I loved this article on the battle between Instagram and Vine and what it illustrates about how quickly social media can change.

With all this in mind, we’ll catch you on the other side of the weekend. To all our US friends, have a safe and happy Fourth of July. To all our friends outside of the US, we hope your week ends in a relaxing, enjoyable way.

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