Do you consider yourself a kind person? Kindness; “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. Seems simple enough to say that we are kind, a lot of us would like to think we are kind as much as we would like to think that others afford that attribute to our personality as well. Kindness…
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how life is like the seasons. We go through happy days; full of sunshine and light, where things seem to flow a little easier, people are drawn to us naturally, and well, it’s just a little lighter and more summery.
If you find it hard to juggle it all and look good doing it, this one is for you!
For the last couple of weeks, I feel like I’ve been running a marathon, each and every day. Some days it’s a sprint to get the most critical things finished. Some days it just feels like I’m falling further and further behind, I’m chasing my tail, and I’m a little hamster on the wheel of life, churning around and around. And the thing about having a lot on your plate is that the harder you work, the less you seem to achieve!
Human being’s we are wonderful and complex creatures. For all our brains, power and ability we can often be too smart for our own good. We over think things, magnify the small and insignificant and give into fear more than we care to admit.
I have been trying to be mindful in my daily life of not getting too absorbed in my own shit and trying not to magnify the bad instead of amplifying the good. When we are being mindful and trying to change a habit it seems to become a big deal in life, am I right
Meltdowns, we all have them, we all get to a point in our week, month or day when we just starting feeling overwhelmed, and like it’s all a bit too much. This morning I had an epic meltdown – I felt tired… like the world was against me and like it was all too hard… It is not one thing in particular, but a series of things that led to me feeling like this and as the tears followed I allowed myself to just be with it, to roll with it.
I worked half my day from my bed, with a pot of tea, in my Pj’s and with my laptop. I needed to get work done, and that was how it was going to roll, and you know what that’s Ok.
Startup life often means working from home, which I mainly and for the most part love. I have an office, I don’t have any problems with motivating myself to do my work and if anything the struggle I have is to have better boundaries and stop working so much… and when deadlines are building, and the work is pilling up working from home can be great because you get up, do a work out and then you are straight into your workday.
Managing yourself and your expectations of what you think you should be doing and what you are actually capable of doing is an interesting learning in life. When we are Kid’s we are managed by our parents and told when you go to bed, to eat our veggies and to rest when we are stressed.
I’m not one to set New Year’s resolutions, I think that you should regularly and consistently be setting new goals all year round so I don’t put much emphasis on New Year resolutions but I do have one goal that I want to develop as a daily habit more than anything. And like anything, getting something to be a habit means taking thoughtful action each and every day until it becomes a habit.
Happy New year, it’s been a little while since I last wrote and there has been a couple of reasons; shear end of year exhaustion being the main one. Busy working with clients and busy generally chasing my tail around… Getting me nowhere fast.
The thing is, the main reason I haven’t written in a while is that I was tired towards the end of the year, a few things didn’t go to plan, holidays were a little stressful, a new medication has been making me feel a bit wonky and well I was retreating further and further into myself and tapping out of being at my most authentic self. There were a bunch of little reasons that added up to just feeling a bit Mehhh…
One of the most important things I am learning in running my own business is just how important self-care is. Putting yourself as your number one priority is not just good for your own health but also crucial for you to succeed in the fast-moving world that is running your own company.