Running a business is not the same as working for someone else, it’s so much more. And some of us also work for someone else while we build our business. Life can be nuts!
In all of this I have had to develop systems to ensure that I do get some peace. Life gets busy and while we strive for our dreams we can do so at the expense of our health and wellbeing. It is SO important to make sure you take time out for your own health and get some peace regularly. And no, this does not mean that sleeping is your only “peace” time. You need to do more for yourself.
I’ve heard many people say, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead, but while I’m here I’m going to smash it!” While this attitude and energy can keep you going for a period of time, eventually you will burn out. The added benefit when we do take time out for ourself, is we come back to our business refreshed, and we will have access to a more creative and integrated brain, just what we need when we are running a business.
So, I’d like to share some of my tips in the hope that I can encourage you to take some time out for yourself.
Take a bath
Yes, run a warm bath, drop some essential oils in there, grab a cuppa or even a glass of wine, shut the door and relax! A great time to do this is after the kids go to sleep. I personally find this one of the most important things I do. It always helps me recalibrate, ready for the work ahead. And I always keep a notepad and pen by the bath on the off chance I get that “brilliant” idea!
Get a Massage
Take time out, spend some money and get a massage. For a truly indulgent experience invest in a massage at a day spa. My favourite is Endota as the atmosphere is so relaxing and I always come out floating on a cloud.
See a Kinesiologist
I find personally and so many times with my clients, that a kinesiologist can help you release all the accumulated stress and help you figure out what your priorities are. As each session is unique to you, no two sessions will be the same and it will be based on what YOUR needs are.
A short meditation in the morning to start your day, or one in the evening to relax you is so beneficial. Yes, it can take time to learn the technique, but once you have it is such a wonderful experience. And when you calm your mind chatter you are able to listen to your higher guidance and get that inspiration. You can grab 3 free meditations here.
Create some time and space at home. Diarise the times you need to spend in your business and when you need time for yourself.
I recently found myself saying yes to every opportunity that came my way. And while this appears to look great on Facebook I almost burned myself out. Make sure you really know what to say yes to. Will the opportunity really help your business? Or are you just trying to do everything for everyone because you think it’s the right thing to do.
Create a Self-Care Plan
Create a plan that allows you to see the different aspects of your life and how you can take time out for yourself in each area. It’s a bit like a reminder of what you need to do for you. You can grab my free E-Book here if you want more information.
So there are my favourite tips for creating peace in my busy life. I hope I have given you a few ideas that you can implement in your life
Carolyn King, EmpowerKin
My name is Carolyn and I have been a practicing Kinesiologist for over 6 years. I am passionate about teaching others how to live a happy, authentic life using kinesiology and mindfulness techniques.