I heard the saying, “Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug” a lot when I was growing up. What that old saying means is that sometimes you have good days and sometimes … well, not-so-good days.
Growing your small business requires discipline, commitment, and a lot of energy.
You’re really fooling yourself if you try to sweep “self-care” under the rug, ignore it, or pretend your fairy godmother will magically preside over your well being. Get out of the fog and remember to put yourself FIRST. Decide that YOU are the highest priority in your business.
If building your small business ever starts feeling more like “drudgery” than “enjoyment” … STOP. I don’t mean quit or throw in the towel. After all, you’ve got something wonderful to share with the world!
So what do you do? How do you start feeling more like the windshield than the (squashed) bug?
Try changing your environment for a bit. Go outside, sit on your porch or patio, and get some fresh air. Take yourself or your dog for a walk. Linger for a long soak in the tub. Read a book that’s been collecting dust on your bookshelf for months or years. Put pen to paper and write a letter to someone who would treasure getting something handwritten from you. Take a friend to lunch. You get the idea.
Taking a “breather” will actually help to renew, revive, and restore your desire and enthusiasm to get back to work and make your business the very best it can be!