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Retreat and reflect.
After 9 years of working for myself I realised the hard way that it is essential to recognise when I need time out to recharge, retreat and reflect. This is now non-neogtiable. I cannot show up when I am low on energy or zonked out.
So I build me time into my schedule, retreat for a while, get outside in nature and the garden. As I sit here within our branches of wisdom instantly I feel better, calmer, restored and refreshed. I get out of my head and over thinking and instead begin to notice where I am in the moment.
Only then am I ready to continue once more to show up and do my best work.
And yet this is a constant work in progress as we are conditioned to do more, keep the foot to the floor and do, do, do.
I don’t know about you but I am learning to say nope?
As our well being, mental and emotional health has to be our priority.
And so my work is evolving and transforming once more, I’ve said yes to supporting a new initative to support petite business owners and women in business to really take care of themselves, to learn how to take necessary self care steps before burning out and to learn more mindful ways of being and doing.
How we go about life and business is changing for the better. And I for one am very pleased to see this transformation 💕
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Which of these do you identify with?
🙋🏻♀️Hands up if you can relate to all of them!
These terms seem to be used a lot now, particularly here on the ‘gram. The #mumpreneur movement is strong!
Interviewing a lot of women, we’ve met some who struggle to identify with the term entrepreneur, believing it to be more the reserve of the tech male types in Silicon Valley. They’re more comfortable thinking of themselves as working mums, self-employed, or ‘just doing my thing from home’.
Certainly there are more male entrepreneurs out there: family commitments, societal and cultural norms play a part but is there also an element of
imposter syndrome and thinking small?
Entrepreneur: setting up your own business, taking on some risk and making a profit... Is that you?
Perhaps you’re at the start of your journey so not quite making the financial gains to consider yourself an entrepreneur, or perhaps you’re already making good money but don’t feel you fit the entrepreneur stereotype.
A quick image google search of entrepreneur reveals roughly 80% of the pictures depict men.
Do you need to be the next Elon Musk to consider yourself one?
Do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur or does it not matter?
Do you label yourself or is it just a hashtag?! .
So whether you’re a creative, a mum, working for yourself solo, a woman ‘just doing her thing’, be proud of your business and the entrepreneur in you!
Do you call yourself an entrepreneur? Let me know!
A little kickstarter for the week.
Make today count.
Tell yourself you can do it.
Embrace yourself with all your flaws and imperfections because they are what make you unique and your uniqueness means nobody else can offer what you do.
Smile a little bit wider.
Sing a little bit louder.
Run a little bit faster.
Work a little bit harder.
Believe a little bit deeper.
Love yourself a little bit more.
Shine like the star you are 💫 .
Tag someone who needs to know they’re a shining star!
Do you ever get the guilt when you’re working and not parenting? Do you ever feel the frustration when you’re parenting but work is nagging at you?
Trying to be mindfully engaged with your children while secretly planning your next social media or blog post, newsletter, client call or just feeling the pull of work?
So often we fail to properly take breaks; even if we don’t work, we are thinking about it.
It’s why I left my editing and writing duties for a day last week and took myself and the children away to completely escape work, phones, emails and computers.
It was amazing. Just me, the kids and a whole lot of pumpkins!
Relishing the joyful and being in the moment when so frequently, Im not, despite trying hard! Work mode is a habit that’s hard to break.
Whether it’s a weekend or a weekday. Taking one just for you is so important: for your health, your mind, your work and your loved ones.
Are you one to ask yourself, ‘but what if it doesn’t work?’
What if I fail?
What if people think I’m stupid?
What if I lose money?
What if I don’t have what it takes?
That mindset instantly puts you in a negative frame of mind.
Start with asking: What if this takes off? What if I can make an impact? What if I can bring joy, pleasure and comfort to my customers? What if this turns out to be my dream come true?
Get out of your way, don’t prepare for failure, prepare to soar like you’re meant to do! Anything is possible.
So it’s World Mental Health Day and as much as I love working from home and being my own boss, there are inevitably challenges and things we need to be aware of as homeworkers. .
Isolation, stress and plenty of negative self-talk are just a few factors which can lead to feeling a bit ‘less than’, a bit down... But for some it can be more severe and it can be problematic. It can lead to depression and anxiety and as working women, mums, business owners, homeowners, there’s also The GUILT.
“Argh, don’t talk to me about the guilt. The guilt of working and not taking care of your children (and feeding them fish fingers three nights in a row). The guilt of not working and not being productive for your business, the guilt of letting the house become obliterated by a growing pile of unwashed clothes, the guilt of too much screen time and not getting outdoors, the guilt of having eaten really badly because all you’ve managed to shove down your throat are sugar-laden snacks to keep you powering through, the guilt of not working out enough, the guilt of not seeing your friends enough, the guilt of not being productive enough. The guilt. Enough!” Excerpt is from the latest blog and if you want to read more, I would love you to check it out. Link is in the bio!!
It talks of the struggles as well as tips, tools and resources that can help us and make mental health less of a stigma!
I think one of the most powerful realisations for me has been the need to get going and start doing, rather than sitting in fear and worrying about whether something will work out.
The wonderful @marieforleo is to thank for this quote and it’s one which I’m posting today because we were discussing just this during our live expert session in the community yesterday.
So often we are paralysed by our choices and indecision; by trying to get everything perfect before we start, by thinking everything through in our heads but never moving from thinking to doing.
The best way to know if something will work out? Try it. If it doesn’t work? One option is now crossed off your list and you’re a step closer to finding the right one.
You will get no feedback from something in your head but people can tell you so much more if they can see and experience what you’re doing.
And you know, it might not work first time, but what if it does?
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