Finding balance can feel like a never-ending quest, especially when you've just founded your own business.
Trust me, I definitely know about that. So I thought we’d dive into the importance of embracing calendars and task management systems to keep your business on track and not to mention your sanity if, like a couple of my clients, it’s something that you’re facing.
Firstly, when it comes to navigating the overwhelm of starting a new business, taking control of your time is very comforting. That’s where calendars and task management systems come to the rescue, sprinkling a dash of order into your entrepreneurial life. Take some time to capture all your tasks into your calendar and task management system. Focus on only that that matters, getting your business off the ground. Block off precious time for work, personal engagements, and, of course, some well-deserved self-care.
It’s very tempting to neglect your own well-being amidst the whirlwind of launching a business. But self-care is the fuel that will power you through whatever gets thrown at you, so we need to ensure that we don’t forget about it. A while back, I shared with you how a client had had the realisation that their life had become all about work (LINK: How to get back the sparkle in your life with more balance). Through our sessions, she figured out that she needed to make painting a priority in her week in order to fill her cup up.
Having helped many clients find more time for self-care, here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Get your blood pumping. Engage in physical activities that make your heart sing—whether it’s a yoga session, a run around the block or in the park, or a dance party in your living room. Your body and mind will thank you for the rejuvenation.
- Nourish your body with the good stuff. Opt for wholesome meals that make you feel like a million bucks. Say goodbye to greasy takeout and go for the nutritious meals that fuel you.
- Embrace mindfulness practices like painting, meditation, deep breathing, or simply taking a moment to enjoy a soothing cup of tea. Your mind will thank you for the downtime.
- Surround yourself with people who bring you joy and support your dreams. Carve out time to connect with loved ones, indulge in meaningful conversations, or create memories that warm your heart.
And finally, say ‘No’ more. I learnt the hard way that saying yes to everything is a no to everything else, including self-care. It quickly leads to burnout and irritability. So set boundaries. Say no to overcommitting and say yes instead to prioritising your well-being. Protect your precious personal time and let your spirit flourish.
Bring the balance
Nurture your mind, body, and spirit, and watch as your business thrives alongside your well-being. Let calendars and task management systems be your trusted allies, guiding you through your business journey. Best of luck in finding that perfect work-life balance as you navigate your entrepreneurial journey!
If you need more guidance as to how to bring more balance into your life or how to commit to a structure that allows for all of your life and business to shine, get in touch. Take advantage of a free 30-minute chat with me and let’s get more of what you need into your week!