Being an entrepreneur is awesome…..you get to pursue your passion and you don’t have to wear pants if you don’t want to! But there are some days that being an entrepreneur SUCKS. No matter how much you THINK you have accomplished in a day; it seems as the to do list has babies the very next day. Between marketing, social media, clients, and the multitude of other must make happens; the struggle is real. And some days you just have to say NO!!
Yesterday was one of my NO days. I walked into my casa after my daughter’s gymnastics lesson, looked around, and realized that work had taken up so much of my time that my everything else was resembling a trailer park after a tornado. After 30 mins of self talk, I realized I needed a day off. I needed to focus on home life and my space. My irritability the past few days were already hints that a little burn out was peeking in. I needed 1 day (to be real I probably need 1 week) to find my center again. So I moved my massive to do list to another day and did laundry. Instead of worrying about stats, I made a big lunch. I swept my floor, set my sprinklers, and had 1 whole day I was simply just a mom and wife.
So did taking this one day derail my entire business? Did everything online burst into flames without me totally connected for hours? NOPE. My SM accounts still got new followers, my sites still got traffic, and not one little bit of my business was affected negatively by my need to woosah. I did however wake up this morning refreshed, refocused, and a lot more pleasant to be around.
The moral of this post can best be summed up in the words of my husband (who regularly has to put my impatience in check and remind me that I got this)
” Just chill, relax, and breathe. It is all going to work out. Your empire won’t die because you took a day off”
The key is balance for us entrepreneurs. Because without that, we are all headed for burnout. So if you are frustrated, grumpy, and just plain exhausted….take 1 day to just be YOU, not your brand, YOU the amazing bad ass mind behind it all.