Working for yourself as a solo entrepreneur or a freelancer it can be tricky to balance the desire to do well and succeed (whatever that looks like to you) and taking care of yourself.
There are so many demands competing for your time, your clients, the marketing – whether that is through social media or speaking or radio or TV or whatever channel you are working to connect with your clients on. Plus life, your family, your friends and even your own health.
It’s challenging to make time for everything and more often than not, if you are in the service professions the person who comes at the bottom of the to do list is ourselves.
If you are an entrepreneur and wonder why you feel so tired, depleted and resentful at the end of the day then it is likely to be because you’ve put yourself at the bottom of your list for way too long.
The reason you are tired, depleted and resentful and likely struggling, at least a little, with your health is because you’ve forgotten to take care of yourself.
It’s hard for anyone to be successful when they feel that way.
If you are a solo entrepreneur or freelancer then you are your business. So it is important to take care of the core asset, you!
The best way to make sure that you do that is to give yourself time to rest and recharge.
This is easier to do if you schedule it in, preferably in advance and in conjunction with the other parts of your life. If for example you’re a woman with monthly cycles and you know that you get tired around the start of your period then it’s scheduling a lighter load for that time of the month. It’s also doing what you can to schedule in activities that light you up and recharge you after especially taxing days, weeks or activities.
Scheduling in your time for you first is a great way to make sure that it gets honoured and is non-negotiable, and that the other tasks are scheduled around that.
If you want to know more about prioritising then take a look at this post.
I’m curious what are you going to schedule in today, this week and this month to make sure that you are at the top of your to do list? What are you going to schedule in to rest and recharge yourself? Share with me in the comments below.
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