Do nothing? Yes, even busy business owners can! It’s not easy, but space for new ideas needs to be made, otherwise, great ideas might never have the chance to bubble up and bust out. Give yourself the chance to be bored. Let yourself hear the clock ticking, the train in the distance, see color flashing in the stars, feel the breeze on your skin. Deliberately slowing down even for just a breath or two can be like hitting the nose on the head of your refresh button.
“When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.”’
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Gives You Fresh Perspective
If you take a moment and think of yourself in the sky looking down at yourself, you will see yourself from a new perspective. It’s not a bad practice to regularly unhook from your ego and take a step back to look at the big picture. Where have you been and where are you going? Chances are you’ll notice with fresh eyes just how far you’ve come in your journey and be able to refocus on the next steps in your process.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman
Taking a day — or better yet — a series of days — for some self-care and stillness is essential to your work. Rest and work complement each other, duh…remember recess? As business owners, we can’t get so busy fueling the operation that we don’t remember to refill our own tanks. Intentional rest is key. Along with scheduling your next blog post, how about adding self-care time to your calendar?
Or don’t you want to deal with adding something yummy to your to-do list? Do it! I’m constantly amazed by how each and every time I take a moment to take care for myself, a new project or potential client pops up to keep me going. The universe rewards rest.
“The ego says: I’m still angry about yesterday, the spirit says: new day, new attitude”