How to stop feeling overwhelmed in business
Do you own your own business yet sometimes wake up feeling a little confused and frustrated?
Or maybe you feel like you are running from A to B to C and those big plans are being put on hold because you don't have time to start the work on your business?
Or maybe you just spend hours on social media looking for clients, and the next thing you know you have wasted a day.
Welcome to feeling overwhelm. Now overwhelm is a nasty little creature as it can do all kinds of things to your mindset. Today I want to share with you some tips to send overwhelm packing.
There are some things to remember when you feel overwhelmed:
1. It is common to feel overwhelmed, it does not mean you are a failure or you should give up.
2. There are some simple steps you can take to overcome feeling overwhelmed. Let's explore these now.
As always there is a video on how to overcome overwhelm, and this weeks video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbthlc7XMeo&t=2s
1. Take a day off.
Rest, recharge and recuperate. Have a day off work- I know this can be so difficult when you are building your empire, but trust me your business will not fail if you take one day out. Do something that makes you happy.
Write out your why. Write down anywhere your big why- why are you in business? What amazing changes will you bring to other people's lives? What changes will you bring to yours?
Create some clear goals for yourself. Look at what you really want to achieve this year. Write it down. That is what you need to focus on. Every other should or could do that pops into your head- tuck it away until you have hit this years goals first.
List the actions you need to take to reach those goals- this is your focus for the next few months.
5. Time block.
I know as a business owner, or a business owner Mum time blocking can be difficult to do. You may get unexpected client queries or bookings that through you off. If you can create a timeblock like below great:
8am- Write blog post
9am- Write new emails
10am- Record new videos
11am- Check and respond to emails
12.45pm- Work on client work
If this is not something you can do and I am definitely in this group of people, simply list 3 things you want to achieve each day and focus on those. This is what my week looks like:
6. Market Daily
Do one thing everyday to promote your business. Whether this is respond to a query, post on social media or draft a leaflet. Make sure everyday you do one activity a day.
As you can see there are some really simple steps to take you from overwhelm into complete control and set for success. I would love to know if you ever feel overwhelmed or what has worked for you? Please leave a comment below if there are any tips or hints you can share.