Take control of your schedule.
If your startup is consuming every waking hour, it’s a good idea to set some boundaries. Walters recommends “time chunking,” which is scheduling blocks of time to focus on one particular area of your life. It’s easier to work efficiently during these dedicated time chunks, when your attention isn’t scattered between responsibilities.
For example, instead of squeezing startup tasks into Saturday family time, maybe you reserve 1-5 p.m. every Saturday for work. The rest of the day belongs to the family. Making a formal agreement like this with both yourself and the people in your life decreases tension. You’ll be able to work with fewer interruptions, and your family can count on your full attention once work hours are done.