You may be familiar with this headspace ...
There is always so much to do (what you 'should' do) and so little time. Something for the business, for a client, for a child, for the family and less likely something for yourself. Something that will keep the train on the rails and everything will be ok. 'I just need to survive until...' or 'when this is done I will...' or 'when I think/feel/do/know then I will make sure that I do this for me or for the business'. And you feel more tired, unmotivated and distracted with each passing week. I just need to keep juggling and everything will be ok.
Here is it the advice that I wish someone had told me years before I copped it for myself. Let it fall apart.
Imagine this Gemma.
You just stop.
Stop being the superglue.
Stop being so focused on getting things done that you are not thinking about what you are actually doing or the results that you will get.
Stop for a minute, an hour, a day, a week or more to truly catch your breath. To think. To consider what you want.
And then, when you are ready, consider what is actually important to get you there.
The Pareto Principle is used in many forms, but the simplest interpretation says that 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort.
So I ask you this, what are the key things that you need to do to ensure that you have consistent clients each month, consistent income each month, good health, fun in your life, that your children and family have what they need - or whatever is important and essential to you?
Consider all of this - stopping - taking stock - prioritising - 80/20 rule - and perhaps look at your day differently.
It might be surprising what you can let go of, and what you can gain along the way, that will help you and business succeed like never before.
An intriguing thought...