How to Wind Down As A Business Owner
I had to learn this the hard way: YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK AS A BUSINESS OWNER.
It is still a work in progress for me but it is definitely something I have started to prioritize as I am now older (26 going on 50) and my body is feeling the impact of not caring for myself and working myself like a slave.
I know when you start a business it is really easy to let yourself get lost in the sauce because you want it so bad.. especially in the beginning. But it is NOT worth your life or your health to grow no business. So, here is how I wind down as a business owner.
How To Wind Down As A Business Owner
Stop working fr fr
It really doesn't get much simpler than this. How can you have balance as an entrepreneur, freelancer, or business owner if all you do is work? What was the point in working for yourself if you're going to force yourself to work longer and harder than you did at your 9-5? That is one quick way to suck out the passion from what you're doing. Decide on a cut-off time and stick to it. The work will be there tomorrow, I guarantee it.
Find your happy activity
I know a lot of people like to do fun things like paint or go exercise in some way... but that is not me. I am creative all day and while I do prioritize SOME physical activity, that is not my happy place. My happy place? Anime. Romantic comedy anime to be exact. I like to sit down, have some popcorn with hot sauce on it and watch some anime to end my day correctly. Sometimes I'll cuddle with my fiance or watch some movies with wine with my friends, but often it's anime that helps me to decompress. This means you can literally choose ANYTHING that makes you happy... but make it a priority to do it regularly.
As a business owner, one of the best ways to wind down without constantly worrying about your business is to outsource tasks to someone else. One, this taps into the entrepreneur mindset which is important. Two, it'll put your mind at ease knowing that your business isn't being neglected just because you aren't working 24/7. Tasks will still get accomplished and if you hire appropriately, it'll get done more efficiently than if you had done it yourself. Step out of that freelancer mindset where you're running yourself ragged and jump into the CEO mindset where you can relax and your business will still thrive.
How do you wind down from your business? Are you prioritizing self-care? Comment down below and download this freebie on how to self-care for yourself as a business owner!