As a freelancer, my days are typically focused on what my clients need. They are always my priority and I let my work (mostly administrative in nature) fall by the wayside.
I have spoken to several successful people who take time out each week to focus on what they’re doing with their business. They dedicate several hours to things like invoicing, planning, expenses, promoting, strategizing, setting up systems and the like.
Things I consider adulting. As a creative, I’d rather play. Who wouldn’t?
Yesterday my self-care was to spend a few hours with some other entrepreneurs stepping back and focusing on what we want for our businesses. It was fun, informative and inspiring.
I actually like to stop and do these types of things like a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats), point out what your obstacles are (internal and external just like a story! and hello, my desk), reflect on lessons learned, wins you can celebrate (my favorite part) and more.
As I’ve learned from doing these 30-Day Challenges, I get excited about doing something when I come up with a clever name for it, so I have decided to call these adulting days “Me”eting Monday. I’ll kick it off this Monday. Wish me luck. :)
P.S. I tried out a standing desk and folks, we may have a winner! It gave me a whole new perspective on how I might be able to make this work in my apartment. Have you ever used one? Do you like it? Tell me below.
P.P.S. Full disclosure. After bragging out my first place finish in my spinning class the other day, yesterday I didn’t even make the board.
Was it because I got less sleep? Probably. Was it because I didn’t work as hard? Very likely.
Are you good about taking out time for yourself or your business?
What are your favorite ways to incorporate that time into your life?
What didn’t work?
Tell me everything below.