Hey there, Reader,
Do you ever forget why you started something in the first place? Or, wonder how you got there?
This happened to me this past week as I worked through a never-ending list of to-dos for a big move I am making (I can't wait to tell you more about it soon).
It's a big change in how my daughters and I will live for the next six months and requires serious work to downsize and prepare.
And, when I realized how much I have left to do and anxiety and overwhelm crept in, I started asking myself, "Why am I doing this again?" Why am I putting myself through this?"
In moments like this, I take a deep breath, take an emotional time-out, and honestly, just talk to myself.
I trace back to my why. Why am I doing this? Why is this important to me? And, how will it serve my children, me ... our lives?
As a business owner, you may have felt this way before. When things start to get overwhelming, when you start feeling the anxiety come over you and you think, "What the hell am I doing?" "Is this even worth it?"
Does this resonate with you?
If so, here are some steps you can take to help you keep moving forward in moments like this:
- Take a long deep breath - inhale to the count of 4, hold to the count of 7 and exhale to the count of 8; this always makes things a little bit better.
- Be kind to yourself (a.k.a Be Nice to Her 😄) - it's OK that you're feeling these feelings. Give yourself some grace and FYI, sometimes a little procrastination is OK (despite what we're told). Sometimes we need to step away for a bit.
- Journal or talk it through — grab a notebook and pen or call a friend and reflect on these questions: Why is this important to you? Why does it matter? Why now? What's your dream life? What do you want for yourself and/or your family? How do you see this business supporting that dream?
And when you're done, consider keeping your responses handy so you can revisit them and remember YOUR why anytime these feelings come up again.
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