Taking A Step Back…

I’ve been feeling pretty rough since Friday and my voice has developed a very “interesting” gravelly tone… in fact a couple of days ago I could barely talk at all – laryngitis maybe…

Whatever it is I’ve been feeling incredibly frustrated…

I’m not getting any work done, my atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) is playing up big time, and to cap it all, I’m most probably going to have to miss an Internet Marketing seminar I was planning to attend at the weekend…

Now I’m going to miss out on all that lovely networking. Boo!

On the positive side, I’ve had quite a lot of time to think about my business and how I can work smarter…

I feel like there needs to be a change…

I’m not sure exactly what yet, but the first step has been acknowledging that there’s a problem – and it can be quite difficult to admit something like that to yourself.

I have been working all hours of the day and night with very little “me time”, especially in the run-up to my last launch. It’s not smart and it’s taken a toll on my health.

Like many people in this business I’ve been operating in a “reactionary” manner with no control…

My day has been running me rather than the other way round as it should be. Do you ever get that feeling?

My motivation has suffered to the extent where I actually considered giving up IM completely… Eek! That is so not like me!

Determination is my middle name, lol!

So, I realise that among other things, I need to set some boundaries – proper working hours that I adhere to no matter what.

I need to take more time to relax. To really relax. And leave the “office” (aka the dining room) behind…

And I need to plan my work properly – at least a month in advance…

I haven’t quite figured out how to achieve this yet as making big changes in your working practises are always easier said than done, but at least it’s a start…

And fixing my mindset is the first step…

I’ll write more about the methods I’m using soon

And in the meantime, I’ll leave you with a great motivational video:

 

2 thoughts on “Taking A Step Back…

  1. Hey Sally, I think every business owner experiences this at some stage, and needs to learn to deal with it in their own way. Lately I’ve been experiencing similar things, such as feeling overwhelmed with all the work and worst of all it’s been invading my dreams too.

    Luckily it hasn’t caused me too much trouble because I’ve been making sure that I take measures to fix it. I’ve committed to writing down everything I have to do and allocate tasks for each day, which makes me feel more organized and on top of things. I’ve also been trying to not let the work pile up into the late night so that I can go to bed relaxed and get a good sleep. The key is to be organized, that’s for sure.
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    • Hey Charles!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

      Sounds like you’ve got the organisational side of things sussed… something that I need to get a lot better at. Once I shake off this virus and my brain is functioning at full capacity again I will develop a proper game plan 🙂

      Sally

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