I tell my ‘come to Jesus’ story all the time.
How I used to work ass off, on the floor of my office, while cuddling with my dog (aka, covered in dog hair in a ratty tee-shirt and my too big pajama pants from the night before).
How it was 7pm when my then husband called up to me asking if I was going to come down for dinner. I hadn’t showered or brushed my teeth. I wanted to get just one more thing done.
Now? What’s the “after” picture?
It’s not that I don’t work diligently, because I do… but it’s no longer a grind-it-out, hustle-myself-into-the-ground, burnout kind of work.
I still work (often A LOT), but the energy behind it is one of… delight.
I still hustle and jam, but the energy behind it is that of… yes! I love this!
How do I do that?
I made this shift: I started to consciously choose how I approach my work. (You can do this too. ;-)
See… it’s not the work itself that is a cause of the overwhelm, the hard, the struggle…
It’s how you’re thinking about it. What kind of attitude do you bring to it?
What I’m saying is that it’s the energy behind your work that matters.
This choice is what allows me to have a BLAST while showing up every single day.
How do I help this along? Well, I set myself up for success.
I shower, put on my makeup, and wear a cute dress or my favorite designer jeans… even if NO ONE is going to see me. I do it FOR MYSELF. To feel great.
I also take more breaks… walking instead of driving places, spending time traveling for work and pleasure while staying at luxurious resorts… eating delicious food… getting out on the town… exercising… MAKING TIME FOR MY LIFE.
So, my friend, the next time you’re feeling like you’re on the verge of burnout, or maybe you’re just cranky and frustrated and not feeling all that delightful about your business… DO SOMETHING to change that energy immediately.
- Take a shower and put on some makeup.
- Exercise and move your body.
- Express gratitude for all the things, good and bad.
- Take some time for yourself and your family or friends.
- Heck, you could even meditate. :)
The choice is yours… practice CHOOSING to be DELIGHTED about your life and business. It’ll pay dividends in your bottom line.