I am so excited to introduce you to Loryn Barbeau, today’s guest blogger !!
I can’t say enough about how Loryn has helped me while I was starting and growing my business.
Check out how she will help you learn to take care of yourself so you can take care of business. You wouldn’t want to work on a laptop that works only some of the time would you?
Taking Care Of Business
Whether your success is determined by pitching your service to the right people or crafting a masterful product, the key ingredient to your success is YOU.
Seriously … You wouldn’t want to work on a laptop that works only some of the time would you? Take care of yourself and you take care of your business!
You may be holding up now, but is your lifestyle sustainable? You are a very valuable asset that should be nurtured and kept in good shape. And….you don’t want to burn out before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Beating Burnout: yes!…It is possible!
If you’re running your own business you’ve probably experienced some or all of the following issues.
- Lack of concentration and focus
- Excessive irritability
- Anxiety or overwhelm
- Major caffeine intake to compensate for lack of sleep
- Binging at dinner because you didn’t eat well during the day
You’re most likely well aware that some good remedies like sleeping more and eating your greens will help. Simple enough, so why aren’t you doing it?
The common response is I’ll do that when …….
- Everything is set up …
- I can hire more help …
- I’ve reached a sales goal …
The reality is that your work is never finished. Growth and success usually mean more hours and people to manage sucking up even more of your personal time.
An Apple A Day … simple things to start doing now
Make yourself a priority by scheduling yourself as you would an important client or paying your expenses. Put yourself into your books and respect your time like it belongs to someone else.
Make a call to your people.
It’s not so fun to do everything solo. Especially for those of us who already work alone. Ask friends for tips and use the buddy system for motivation, accountability and inspiration.
Are you a morning person or night person? Exercise when you don’t need as much brain power.
I am sure you have a good reason why you don’t have time. But I doubt you have time to call in sick either. Moving for 30 minutes a day will help you manage your stress, which will boost your immune system and make you look better in
Set a timer to remind yourself to drink water. Anxiety and overwhelm can be a symptom of dehydration.
Replenish with electrolyte rich coconut water and juicy veggies like cucumber and celery. This will also help beat that afternoon melt down that drives us to the coffee pot.
Turn off electronics at least an hour before bed. Your brain needs time to switch into sleep mode. Computer light and pop up ads are too stimulating for the eyes and head. If you have to work do it the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself: just get started
If at the end of the day it’s not an option to give up, you’ll figure it out. Remember that every little action you take to support your health and well-being helps.
Just start somewhere and try not to be so hard on yourself.