Regaining Perspective & Refocusing
It's easier said than done. Us creatives tell ourselves we need to get through our to-do lists and achieve x many things by a certain deadline, and as we carry on through this ongoing schedule we find our work becomes less new, inspired and creative. I'll admit it got a little overwhelming this month, the days became an overwhelming blur and a fear of the unknown hit me, which is why I decided to refocus, regroup and regain respective to realise just how fortunate I am to run my own business (yes, I actually got here! And still need to pinch myself everyday!), and remind myself of why I do what I do, and most importantly where I see myself in 5 years. Because without goals, there is no reward, and no challenge. Two important things that personally keep me fired up every single day.
1. Regain perspective
One of the simplest things you can do, but not many people choose to take the time to pull your head away from the workload and reflect on the life we have. Regaining perspective is the best thing you can do when you feel you're in a trap. Take a walk on the beach, read a book in the garden, write a list of things you are grateful for or all the positive things that happened to you that day. Make someone smile/compliment them. Run outdoors and clear your head. Call up a family member or a friend you haven't spoken to in a while. There are so many things you can do to regain perspective and that's how I have turned around my sluggish May entering into June with absolute confidence and happiness and most importantly - a fired up buzz of productivity.
With any business, a targeted approach is always going to be stronger than a generalised one. By refocusing on my goals, what I most enjoy, and how I plan to grow my business was all I needed. I took some time out to brainstorm, plan, and then execute my strategies, thus leaving me 100 times more satisfied about my journey and where I wanted to be 6 months from now, 2 years from now and 10 years from now. It's the little things in life and I couldn't have turned myself around without some time out, a plan of refocusing and regaining perspective. If you're a workaholic like me, you're going to run out of steam sooner or later so my biggest tip is to take 24 hours out before it gets the better of you. Regroup - because in the long-term, you will be so much more productive and feel so much happier inside.
What are your tips to running a business? Would some of you be interested in some videos on running a business or how to set up a business?
Stay inspired, love Frances x
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