Being a solo entrepreneur can take its toll on the body, mind and soul and I often found myself without a single day off as each month would pass by. Finding time for my family is always a priority but finding time for myself was not. Without any time to myself I found that my anxiety was amping up more often than I had wished or wanted, and my stress levels were through the roof!
I used to dread the sound of my alarm clock beeping aggressively at me each morning. But after I had decided that this was now going to be my time each day, that all changed. What I decided to do for myself wasn’t complicated or fancy in the least. In fact it was more about finding little pieces of joy in my every day and being grateful for that joy.
I know what you’re thinking, this doesn’t sound like anything special or different at all. But it is my friend, it really is. I decided that I was going to really enjoy these three things each day. I decided that I was going to savour all the goodness from them that I could. To be grateful for that warm, creamy coffee that helps get me going and puts a little pep in my step. To be happy for the scrambled eggs I make myself for breakfast and for how good they make me feel ( I eat the same thing for breakfast every day. I’m one of those people, are you?!). To really enjoy my alone time in the shower by putting on my favourite podcasts or audio books and get myself motivated to tackle the day and really get going!