Life is complicated sometimes. It’s a fine balance. Everyone needs downtime, even when we do what we love and love what we do. But I’ve never done well with any sort of serious structure. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I want to be one of those people who is on a schedule and who does things when she’s supposed to do them. I really do. And when I completely create the structure and go on my own steam, I do pretty well – which is why I work for me and not some corporation. Thank goodness.
But one of the things about being an entrepreneur is that you sometimes just burn out a little. And when I do that, I tend to space out. I go numb and I stop functioning the way I need to. Those are the days where I do the absolute bare minimum that I need to do to get by. The trick is that I can only do that every now and then.
I usually work like a dog. As in, I love what I do so much that I could literally do it 24/7. But every now and then, I find myself doing busywork, not getting things done that I need to get done – kind of just thinking “ah, I’ll do better tomorrow,” when really, I should be smacking myself and getting myself going in the right direction.
For example, I do live streams on my YouTube channel five days a week. Or, I used to. And my community loved it. But lately I’ve been slacking on those streams and I’m lucky to do 3 a week.
This is evidence that I’m not on track, and I am afraid it’s going to make the community think they can’t count on me to be there. I don’t want that.
So, how do I get my shit together and get back on track?
I guess I’m going to take my own advice and do what has worked a thousand times before. Stuff like:
- Using my bullet journal every day.
- Waking up earlier, every day.
- Having coffee outside.
- Spend at least 30 minutes working out before I get to my office.
- Use my Good Morning Beautiful playlist.
- Getting to my office by 9 a.m., fully dressed and ready to roll.
- Setting and completing my top 3 priorities each day.
- Drinking enough water.
So, that’s the plan. It works if you work it, my friend. And I am about to prove it to myself once again.
(HOLD ON, SPANily! I’m coming back!)