If you are like me, caring for your family, working a full time job, and trying to build a successful business that you can one day do full time, then I know you are often wondering how most people stay positive when things can get so hard. Well let me tell you, it takes work and a conscience effort to maintain a positive mindset.
With all the demands on us as Boss Ladies it’s important to do these 3 things in order to maintain your mental health.
1. Take a Break
As an entrepreneur or business owner, it can be very easy to get so caught up in your work and serving other people that you forget to take care of yourself. But, if you don’t prioritize your own well-being, how effective can you really be? One thing is for certain, you will constantly be faced with tough challenges and decisions and without a clear mind that can lead to stress or anxiety. Don’t be afraid to take some time off from your daily duties to just relax your mind and truly enjoy life beyond your business.
Sometimes it helps to not only take a break to clear your mind, but also to take some time to evaluate yourself and your progress. Of course it is important to stay busy and productive, but it’s just as important to take time out to self-evaluate your methods and how effectively you’re using your time. No matter how successful you are, constant self-evaluation should always be in your agenda in order to continue to maintain and improve your results.
It’s one thing to execute, but it’s another thing to properly plan. In fact, it goes without saying that planning is paramount to execution. Of course things don’t always go as planned. But, having a plan allows you to execute with more focus and even be more prepared to adjust to different outcomes. Having a plan serves as an accountability partner and gives you a clear perspective of where to put your focus.
No matter what you do for a living or how long you do it, having a strong mental health will always be a factor for your positive mindset. Although it’s one thing to have a sound mindset, it’s another to actually apply your thinking and reap results. Taking a break allows you to relax your mind, clear your focus and regather your thoughts. Self-evaluation makes you more aware of your strengths and weaknesses and allows the opportunity for you to apply adjustments to your approach. Planning gives you a solid foundation on how to approach your goals even if things don’t always go as planned. Apply these 3 things to your daily routine and you are sure to be unstoppable.
Marsha Guerrier is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, business analyst, business coach, and CEO of HerSuiteSpot®, a MWBE and SBE certified small business consulting and coaching agency that provides online and in-person support to early stage female founders looking to accelerate their business.