Phew! What a couple of weeks it’s been. I recently had to take some time off for a medical procedure and it just ZAPPED my energy.
It’s something I had done a few years ago but back then I was still working in my corporate job. On that occasion, I didn’t take enough time off to recover. I kept checking my emails whilst in bed and fretted the entire time that my team would fall apart without me! (err just to be clear, they didn’t). I came back to work exhausted, stressed and unable to give 100%.
However this time around, I knew the drill. I knew that I needed to block a full week off. I auto-scheduled my marketing so that my biz would keep ticking over without me, and set the OOO on my email so that people knew when they could expect to hear back from me.
And the change in attitude wasn’t just because this time I was working for myself. It was also because I’ve made more room in my life for self care. I’ve realised that it’s not just a ‘nice to have’. It is actually an ESSENTIAL part of how I manage my energy so that I can perform at my best in my business.
There’s a saying: Self care isn’t selfish, it’s self preservation.
It allows you to give your best to your career, your loved ones, and yourself. But it also gets easily sidelined in our busy day to day lives. We put everything and everyone else first, and then wonder why we end up burned out and unhappy.
So make some time for self care this week. Schedule it in. Especially if you feel that your energy levels are flagging. Take 10mins every day to do something for you. When you are at your best, then you can give your best.
Chat to you soon,