Improving Quality of Work & Life
Part of achieving a healthy work-life balance is setting you up to perform at your best, both at work and home.
Do what you can to manage stress levels and maximize mental and physical performance by exercising, meditating, journaling, eating well, and getting enough sleep.
Set long-term objectives, both personal and professional and break them up into smaller goals that are reasonably achievable in a week or a month. Stick to your goal timeline and celebrate your accomplishment to maintain a positive outlook.
If you have to work on a holiday or an important date, like your anniversary or child’s birthday, celebrate on another day that you are free, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out and your family understands that you are as dedicated to them as you are to the food truck.
Communicate with those close to you and let your family know why you are committed to working so hard – to support them while following your dreams.
Talk to other food truck owners to find out how they stay active during stressful situations at work, streamline processes on their trucks, and find time for personal pursuits.
If you feel a connection with any of them, look up to them as a mentor. They can offer emotional support, advice, and encouragement during difficult times.
To minimize the impact of high-stress happenings, you have to be flexible and prepared.
Running a food truck inevitably comes with unexpected mishaps, like breakdowns and late deliveries. Think of what could potentially go wrong, come up with plans to thwart these problems, and be ready to implement them at a moment’s notice.