For the first 11 months of my biz, (no joke) I was constantly in a state of ugly burn out. I allowed myself to de-prioritize my needs to rest and rejuvenate, just to spend a few more moments obsessing about my biz. Just between us, this embarrassing thought passed through my mind multiple times: “Hmm did I even shower today?....or in the last three days?” Yeah, it was THAT bad.
Doing my hobbies outside of my biz that lit me up, like ballroom & salsa dancing and running races, went way out the window. I barely noticed these things being pushed over for more time on my biz. Towards the end, I was so exhausted, I had nothing left to give to my business. My friends could see it. Even my clients started to notice—and that was the last thing I wanted! I knew my business mindset had to change. Self-care HAD to be apart of my business plan.