Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like there’s always something more to do, you’re always catching up, and there’s always something else you should improve or focus on. *I’m raising mine too, boo!*
The no b.s. truth is: You’re right.
I’m not going to coddle you, I’m a straight-shooter and I’m here to tell you: There is always more.
As entrepreneurs, there is always MORE for us to do. But instead of feeling sorry for yourself when you always have more to do, shift your mindset to:
>>More is good. It keeps us excited, hungry, and interested.<<
Friend, the moment you look around and say there is nothing more to do, that probably means you’re irrelevant in your industry.
After we’ve acknowledged that fact and we know that more is good, the question then becomes: how do you not get overwhelmed?
Today, I have 3 simple tips for you to reduce the overwhelm in your business to foster creativity and overall good feelings about your work.
- Start each day with a gratitude list. Every morning, I write down 5 things I’m grateful for. They are simple, often thankless things like my pillow, a good night’s sleep, and the cup of tea I’m sipping in bed. I have come to realize that when you can be thankful for the small things, you are really grateful for the big things. And friend, overwhelm and gratitude cannot simultaneously live in our hearts.
- Every 3 months, write a list of all that you have accomplished. This tip is so easy that it can easily be overlooked, but it only requires you to find 15 minutes every 3 months. During this time, look back at what you’ve done in the last quarter and write down everything you’re proud of. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, just write it down! It’s easy to look at our day-to-day tasks and be overwhelmed, but our spirits are lifted when we remember what we’ve accomplished in the long-term.
- Give back and volunteer. This might seem counterintuitive because if you’re overwhelmed in your business, you feel like you don’t have extra time. However, the reason why you’re getting overwhelmed is because you’re only looking at you and your business. When you give to someone else, you’re focused on what you can do for others and count your blessings. And as you focus on what you have, it turns into more than enough.
Friend, all of us entrepreneurs know there isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t focused on the next thing. But chances are, you have a really good life.
>>I hope these 3 tips allow you to take a step back, breathe, and be grateful for what you have.<<
Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember to reach out to your Social Curator community in our private Facebook group. We’re here for you, boo.