I found out a few days ago I didn’t get the funding that I was hoping to develop my business. I had pinned my hopes on this life line that would give me the push I wanted to propel my business into the realms I have only dreamt of. So, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I was on a a family holiday and when I read the e-mail title with the word ‘Unsuccessful’ in it I could of let it put a dampener on the last couple of days of what had been a lovely family break. I decided there and then that this would be the making of me. I wouldn’t let myself feel defeated and I could do this on my own. Immediately I began planning my next moves, how I can finance my business development without funding but still have the business I want. I will have a successful leveraged business doing what I love, I will make it work, it will not be hard and success will come to me with consistent effort of which I will enjoy.
We all need plans, goals, dreams, etc whatever it is you want to call it, but the only way to achieve them is to make them really specific, throw everything at them, set timelines and stick to them. As we get older we know only too well how quickly those days fly by and before we know it, it’s a new year and we’ve not achieved what we had hoped. I am terrible for putting off until tomorrow what really should be done today, but 2017 is the year those things get done! No putting off tasks and leaving everything until the last minute. This has been my MO my whole life and not only is it frustrating for people around me I also annoy myself and it’s genuinely exhausting!
As with most of us we are often exhausted with family/work/social life and sometimes you just simply ‘can’t be arsed’! But how is this really helping us achieve my goals? This is not just as straight forward as just doing it especially when you are not a natural ‘doer’, it takes a lot of internal work and self care to get there.
When I had my first baby I was a complete wreck the birth was traumatic our baby was in intensive care and my hormones were not being kind. My amazing midwife said to me “the best thing you can do at this time is take care of you, you will be no good to your baby if you are unwell”. My emotional and physical state was not open to such advice and it was only as the fog started to clear I realised the importance of this statement and also how this is true in all areas of our lives. So many of us put family, career and friends before our own wellbeing without even considering that if we practiced better self care how much better employees, business owners, parents, daughters/sons, husbands/wives, friends, colleagues, etc we would be.
So this year I have set 3 really simple self care goals that I do every.single.day!
1. 5 minutes of mindfulness/meditation.
2. Drink 2 litres of water.
3. Get at least 7 hours sleep every night.
So I challenge you RIGHT NOW to adopt just 3 things that increase your level of self care. Whatever works for you, mine are simple but you may like to get a regular beauty treatment, buy new clothes, have a night out with friends or a night away from home to recharge, etc whatever increases your vibe and makes you a better you.
So comment below and tell me what your 3 things are, I’d love to hear!