You promised yourself that you’d leave the office at a sane time for the upcoming weekend or that long-awaited vacation, but do you?
Or do you try to do “just one more thing”?
You decided to be your own boss because you wanted freedom and flexibility. But, are you giving it to yourself?
I can attest that once I became my own boss, I became my own worst nightmare. I would jam my schedule tight and find myself working late into a Friday evening and grinding it out like a mill worker. I’d get to the coveted weekend/holiday weekend/vacation and find myself practically in pieces from exhaustion.
If a corporate boss told me to do that, I would’ve complained up a storm and likely just left when I felt like it. Yet, as my own boss solely responsible for generating income and creating success, I was a slave driver. It took me over 5 years to finally “get it” and create sufficient space before and after time away to actually make it rejuvenating. Call me what you will (slow learner and a stubborn Polish woman come to mind…) but I share this because I sense you might be hurting too.
So, what made the difference for me? The cycle of tired, frustrated, and exhausted was doing me in and souring my life’s experiences. I couldn’t’ take it any more mentally, physically, or emotionally. I hat to surrender and give myself permission to create what I want NOW instead of waiting for “someday….later…”.
So while I am not less busy (I actually have more opportunities in the mix these days), I am performing more at my peak because I am far less frazzled and more in the flow. I can ease into time off like a gentle wave instead of thrashing in the surf.
Here is how you too can buy yourself more time off, space, and peace of mind without sacrificing quality work or opportunities. [Read more…]