Refocus Inside of 3 Minutes
There's a platter of things to do in the place of what was once your plate, Small Business Owner.
If you're feeling scattered and overwhelmed, consider the idea that reaching your audience now - in the middle of a panic - might not be the best thing for your business.
Here's how I refocus and take action once I'm aware that I'm in an unhelpful, unproductive state:
Exhale. Hard. Maybe even more than once.Press alllllll the grip of fear, anxiety and worry out of the body...
Body Basics. Take stock on some of the basics: when was the last time I had some water? Ate? Went to the bathroom? I make myself physically get up and walk to the kitchen for water and look outside as I'm drinking it. (Nope, no rolling through the condo on my wheely chair I got for efficiency's
sake.) It's time for care right now. Efficiency will come back after focus is recalibrated.
Tiny And Right
What is a (that means ONE) tiny and right action you've been meaning to do today? Writing out the list of what to do? Tweeting a compliment? Saying thank you? Creating a draft of a post? Make it a little thing.
And then keep going....
Rinse and Repeat
Some days I cycle through these 3 things all day long. Some days not once. It's what I know I can do when I feel like I have too much to do.
Don't Have Time?
I felt this way too. For years. It'd be days and hours I'd spend at my computer or phone....obsessively hitting the refresh key so I wouldn't "miss anything." Or, I'd be out doing loads of things without any sort of focus at all. It did't helping my own business any...but I sure knew how to spiral! And I had the furtive scamper down too. Telling ya....SKIIIILLS!~
All of my ideas and dreams are getting walked around in my body...it's critical to make time to take care of it. My body always wins...and I get to choose what I do with it - and with my day.
Hey! So do YOU!
PS - I used this 3-minute refocus today...and this article is now done. WooHoo!