I saw an Instagram post some time ago that said something to the effect of “self-care isn’t ridiculous when you’re the CEO, the coffee/errand girl, and everything in between”.
Obviously taking breaks when you’re stressed and overtired can be wonderful when trying to start up a business. It may not seem like you have the time to look after yourself, but if you don’t step up each day ready to do your best there isn’t anyone else to hand the work over to.
I’m trying to manage the work responsibility struggle this week more so than normal because my husband has the week off. He’s gone so often that I take any chance I get to spend time with him, but I kicked him out of the house today so that I could get a few hours of uninterrupted work time.
I have a hard time putting my needs first, but I realize that putting my business first on days like today is something I need to be more firm about. As much as I would love to be taking the day off (it’s stunning outside) there’s a difference between caring for myself and caring for my business. The big thing is knowing when your business needs to be prioritized.
I’m trying to think of my business as an animal I’ve adopted: I picked it out, took it home, and now I have to care for it every day because it is my responsibility. Ignoring it isn’t an option and it isn’t going to grow without me tending to it.
So, if you’re like me and you wear every hat of your business it is good to take care of yourself, but also take care of your career. You can’t neglect it. It can’t take a backseat just because you want to, and the more care you put into your work the more beneficial the rewards will be when they do arrive.
What ways do you make sure your business/writing doesn’t fall behind? Leave your tips below!