- Mental Sanity
“The work is not skippable”™ and you are worth the work!
- #1 Designate “Me” Time!
There might be a million things going in your life, but the most important one must be your own mental health. You can’t find success without taking care of your own needs first. If you aren’t happy in your personal life, this can and will affect your professional one! It is crucial you make time for you. Whether that is meditating, reading a book, taking a bath, or exercising, I want you to weave them into your daily tasks. This can change your entire outlook while reducing your stress levels. You’ll feel refreshed, revived, and it will help refocus your goals. A side effect just might be you that you fall in love or rediscover what your purpose is, especially if you lost track of your why.
- #2 Schedule Your Day
I find scheduling in what I have to do and what I should be doing, is a great way to keep myself balanced and on-track. If I don’t make a schedule including my personal priorities, then I will fully immense myself in my work (because I’m a ‘doer’), neglecting what I need to be doing. Set some alarms on your phone! Remind yourself to step away and to take a break. Designate time during your day to focus on you and your loved ones. When your work is done, sign off completely. Don’t allow yourself to stress over anything within your business/career past the ‘clock out’ time. Set designated work hours and stick to them. Set that boundary maven! This will prevent your work from bleeding into your personal life and help you enjoy your time away from the office to help prevent burnout. If possible, try to unplug from technology by a certain time each day! My calendar has become my secret weapon when looking to balance my own time with my professional time! If you saw my calendar you might say WTH Maven! But it’s a well-oiled tool at this point!
- #3 Take On Less
You are not superwoman (hell her azz isn’t even REAL – SIGH), and no one expects you to be! You are human; you are smart, and you are strong. However, you can’t actually work all 24 hours within the day. Don’t overexert yourself and don’t accept more ‘STUFF’ than you can physically and mentally handle. You have the power to set your boundaries! Make sure what you accept fits into your designated hours of your workday. Learn to say no! No gracias — if you need it in another language! Overwhelm happens when you take on more than you can manage. Allow your brain to recharge, it requires downtime too!
Finding yourself out of balance, where you’re sacrificing your relationships, health, and mental sanity for your business/career, is simply unattainable and unsustainable. I believe you can still become successful at your business or pursuing your dream career, without neglecting your personal life. I actually think it’s necessary!
You will become stronger and more passionate than you were before. I can guarantee you will fall in love with what you do! You won’t feel overworked, overwhelmed, neglected, or that you’re missing out on life.
Sit with yourself maven. Come to know what brings you happiness, which includes people, activities, and the things that help you shine!
Don’t hesitate! Do it for you!
Remember…“The work is not skippable™”.