Switching Gears - Why It's Needed and How

August 13, 2018

Ahhhh this has been a topic for me lately! Since switching to working for myself I struggle and when to switch off…When as entrepreneurs, mumpreneurs or just all round busy working peeps we can sometimes get stuck in that doing energy!!

We wouldn’t drive our car constantly in 1st or 5th we have different gears for a reason! To stop us from blowing up and to slow us down safely before stopping!

The paradox is that I created my own business so I had freedom and time to spend with my loved ones. What I didn’t realize that is when we are passionate about what we do it doesn’t even feel like work! When we are in alignment with our offering it’s easy to just continue 24/7!

The downside to that is that we are now accessible 24/7! Our clients reach out to us, we are inspired to write a blog, make a post or share something all day long! Myabe you have a list as long as your arm of “things to do” and so when we get in this space and all of a sudden the kids are home from school or its time to connect with your partner or enjoy a tech free day, this side of us is hard to switch off!

Unless we do it consciously that is…

There are many ways to access that softening and creating “off” time.

  • Take a moment between each transition to allow yourself to arrive
  • Close your eyes put your hand on your heart and take some deep breaths
  • Actively slow your voice down
  • Become hyper aware of the sounds around you
  • Feel your clothing on your skin
  • Get your feet in the sand/grass/dirt
  • Tell yourself you have arrived to a knew situation
  • Write down what is on your mind so you can be present and know that you can pick it up
  • Switch the phone off
  • Create rules around your accessibility and work hours
  • Only respond in those work hours as a way of teaching your clients that you mean what you say and that you honour them but also yourself
  • Have a warm cup of tea and feel each sip

There is nothing “wrong” with being so passionate about your purpose at all. It’s just striking and creating bo9undaries and balance so that you don’t lose yourself and you reach burnout!!

That is when our passion becomes chore some!!

HAVE YOU ALREADY TRIED THIS AND GET IT TO STICK? IF YOU NEED SUPPORT MOVING THROUGH A BLOCK WITH THIS I AM HAPPY TO HELP

 Much Love and Communication xx

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