What does that mean to you?
For many, it means getting the kids ready for back to school, for some it means heading out to the cottage to get it closed up or one last big shin-ding before the cold weather gets here.
Are you rarin’ to go? Were you rarin’ to go, but then lost your steam?
How do we deal with the overwhelm we feel as business owners? Especially small business owners who are doing absolutely everything on their own. Just the thought of it can tap into all your existing energy.
Over the summer I took some time off. Trying (and succeeding most of the time) to work only 3 days a week. But in my down time, I learned a few things.
Start working out! Yes I hate going and grumble every flipping minute before I get there…even threaten to not go. But I always feel better after I’ve been and at least given it a half hour. Working out actually gives you more energy to fuel your day! Helping you stay focused and get more done!
Hire help. What ever you need help in. Do you need someone to come clean the house? Use that groupon that came in your inbox! Get the cleaning lady to your house. There is one more job done and you don’t have to stress yourself out about not getting your house cleaned yet again!
Need someone to help with the cooking? Hit up your local butcher shops, they usually have premade goodies in their freezer section. Ive recently discovered that my butcher has delicious soups premade, meatballs almost as good as mom’s and quite a few other premade meals all done!
Need an assistant. Ive been looking for 2 years. I finally found her. Well….she found me I suppose you could say. I mentioned I needed one while she was there, she then proceeded to tell me why I needed her! I hired her!
What is overwhelming me know? Don’t laugh!!! The thought of all the things I can actually get accomplished with a cleaning company, a butcher with premade meals and an assistant lifting my other loads!!
Time to do some breathing exercises I think!
What has you overwhelmed, what are you doing to alleviate the stress?