I’m always searching for ways to level up my life and achieve work-life balance. Here are 3 things I have been trying and 1 thing I am giving up that are making a big difference so far.
- I used to feel so overwhelmed by creating content. Every day I would be scrambling to try to think of what to post. Once I finally had the idea, I would spend hours creating. This was a huge time suck. It resulted in a half-hazard content strategy and left me feeling exhausted. These days, I spend an afternoon batching all my content for the week, which leaves me feeling energized and gives me so much more time during the week to focus on my zone of genius: serving clients. Currently, I am only batching week to week, but my goal for July is to begin batching my entire month. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
Visualizing what I want to call into my future every morning
- You know I’m a huge fan of visualization, but previously I would do it sporadically. Now, it’s a part of my morning routine. Every morning after my meditation, I spend a little time visualizing what I want to manifest in my life. I really drop in and see what I will feel, hear what I will hear, and feel what I will feel. My visualizations are becoming so real, it’s hard to tell them from reality. It’s like they already exist (which they do) and I know they are on their way to taking shape in my physical reality.
- What?! I know. Weird. My husband got on this splits training trip, and now he can almost do the splits! He inspired me to give it a go myself. I haven’t done the splits since I was a high school cheerleader, but I’m determine to do them again. At the very least, it is making me more limber and present in my body, which is always a good thing.
So, what am I giving up?
As a solopreneur, it can be tempting to work on my business ALL THE TIME. It’s addicting and fun. But it is also draining, and there comes a point when I realize I’m not really being productive. I’m staring at my computer screen and wishing I am being productive.
So, I’ve instituted a “regular” workday for myself. I start working at about seven in the morning and quit around three in the afternoon. My she-shed is where I work, and once I leave my she-shed and walk the thirty-ish steps back to my house, I stop.
Setting aside a separate workspace from your living space is something I highly recommend, even if it’s just a corner in your bedroom. That’s where you work. And when you’re done, you leave it behind and enjoy life. It makes work-life balance easier, at least it does for me.
Now, if I can just implement the four-day work week that Amy Porterfield has been hyping on her podcast, I will really have my work week dialed in.