How To Achieve A Healthy Work-Life Balance

A good work-life balance has numerous positive effects. These include less stress, a lower risk of burnout and a greater sense of well-being. Balancing your professional and personal life can be challenging, but it’s essential. Achieving your work-life balance utopia is not something that can be nailed in one go.

It’s requires a continuous cycle of re-evaluation and improvement. The important part is to prioritise time to pause, connect, reflect, rethink, evaluate and implement changes. This is important for your professional and personal life.

Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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Have you ever wished that you had an extra pair of hands?  To help out from time-to-time or when things start to boil over? You work long hours and you want to make the most of what relaxation time you have – spending more time doing the things that you enjoy. You can move from DOING lots of things to BEING in control of your life and enjoying some free time.

Whether it’s planning a holiday, moving house, managing a rental or just having general help with daily admin. We all have times in our lives when tasks pile on top of our already busy schedules. We all do a balancing act every day but sometimes the balls start to come crashing down

These bouts of busyness are exactly when you need a lifestyle VA. Someone that can save you a lot of stress – not to mention a reduction in arguments!

They can help you achieve that all important work-life balance.

Make Time For Yourself And Your loved Ones

And Breathe

Buy time with a dedicated VA who can take on your burgeoning to-do list for you and your family. No job is too small or unusual – from arranging holidays, booking travel, present-buying and paying bills to sourcing vetted tradespeople and project-managing work in your home.

At Buy Time we support a diverse range of clients – working parents, young couples at the start of their careers, professionals who travel a lot and families that live abroad. The common denominator is that they are generally time poor people who don’t have capacity to get any personal tasks done during the day. They need someone they can trust to delegate them to. We aim to provide you with a professional, yet friendly lifestyle management solution to solve the problem of not having enough hours in the day.

Achieve Work-Life Balance With A VA

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Don’t just take our word for it… read some of the feedback received from a recent client.

Paul is a client that approached us us a few years ago. He had a new demanding job and a busy family life with two young children and his partner ran a business too.

Family admin was mounting up so he came to Buy Time looking for a VA to help with booking birthday parties, social media for his wife’s business, life admin, arranging holidays, managing house maintenance and arranging for the garden to be tamed. They also wanted help with creating family photo books, buying presents and some bill paying.

When they have time off Paul and his partner wanted to be able to spend it with their young family and catching up with visiting friends and family, including Paul’s children from a previous marriage.

What Our Clients Say

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We want to relax and enjoy life with the family in our free time, not have it monopolised with domestic admin and chores. Our dedicated VA came with a handy black book crammed full of trusted tradespeople so as well as looking after our day-to-day domestic needs they also project manage the maintenance of our London home.

They keep a birthday book and nudge us on forthcoming birthdays, buying presents and sending them on our behalf. Christmas cards are taken care of also as well as the present buying which is so time consuming.

They have booked tickets for us to go to concerts, arranged theatre tickets and made restaurant reservations.  Our VA has submitted ballot papers for Wimbledon tickets and have also researched and booked holiday activities for the children.

The children’s birthday parties have in the past always been left to the last minute, but our dedicated VA now arranges the entertainment and logistics as well as getting the party invitations designed. We are heading to Disneyland soon and the holiday has all been arranged by them including hire car, travel insurance, getting a passport renewed and all the other admin involved when going away.

I am not sure we we would manage without our VA now.  I use them frequently, but the good thing is that we ‘pay as we go’ – we only pay for the time that we use. It’s that flexible. We might use them less one week and more the next. They’re able to flex with our lifestyle however it’s an unusual day when I don’t call them at least once. It’s excellent value for money and it’s not as expensive as we original thought it might be.

Designed Around You

You’ve got to ask yourself, what is it really going to take to shift yourself forward when there are no more hours in the day and you are already working as hard as you possibly can right now?

If this is hitting a nerve, then now is the time to slow down, stop spending your week DOING everything and let a VA take some of the workload from you.

Each client is assigned their own dedicated VA. They can flex up and down with your requirements and you only pay for the hours used. Your VA can work by the hour, the day or to create a plan to suit you – simply buy time as you need it. With no contract, subscription charges or minimum usage requirement, there are no real overheads to consider. We charge an hourly rate and in 5-minute slots. It is not as expensive as you think and we support clients both on an ad-hoc and a more long term basis.

Buy time have been providing support for over 15 years to SMEs, entrepreneurs, growing start-ups, professionals and private individuals.  Experts at what they do, many of our virtual assistants stem from a background within blue-chip, multinational organisations. Some have come from entrepreneurial careers themselves.

Contact Us

At Buy Time our clients are our focus and we take real ownership over the work we do.

Sound good? Then give us a call and see what we can do for you. Please do get in touch on 0203 371 7115 or

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