If the breakdown is inevitable and you just couldn't avoid it, (read about avoiding a breakdown by clicking here) see the immense opportunity in it. Yes, I know, when you are down, destroyed, and lying on the side of the road smoking (reference to my car) there IS opportunity. Don't roll your eyes. I know this sounds woo woo, but maybe Deepak can change your mind.
Deepak Chopra, a person I greatly admire, says that in every problem we face there is an opportunity that awaits you. It's your choice whether you seize it or not. In order to seize it, you must recognize that the opportunity exists.
When you recognize, you gain the chance to rebuild. Even in the wake of complete annihilation you can pick yourself, or your business, or your car up and start again.
Okay, late night blogging sessions have already lost their luster for me. Wait, I never did dig them very much! I'm going to have to make a change. I must say, writing when all other things are off your plate, does feel good. But, not getting enough sleep...this does NOT feel good. So how to address this dilemma? Which one has negative consequences in the short AND long term?
Lack of sleep is detrimental for your body and health. Your body does important rejuvenation work when you are sleeping. When you sleep less, you rejuvenate less. Eventually, this catches up with you. For some the affects can take longer, but for others , they could start suffering immediately.
For me, lack of sleep has become a norm, well with the baby and all. If you are not sleeping enough, whatever your reason, then you have to ask, how do you help your body rejuvenate when you can only get a few hours of rest a night, instead of the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep?
I try to take short breaks throughout the day. I will brew a hot cup of tea and close my eyes for a few seconds. Do a sun salutation as the sun streams through my windows. My daughter enjoys when I am doing this too! When she takes a nap, and if I don't have too many things piled up on my desk, I will take a hot steaming shower, or meditate. I call these my mini-vacations. Before I started taking mini-vacations, I thought I was going to lose my mind. The mini-vacations really do wonders for helping me feel rested and taken care of. As a solopreneur, I am the biggest asset for my company. So staying alert, and aware, as well as participating, and listening all require my best self, a healthy me!
Now it's your turn. Tell me, how do you take the time you need to rejuvenate? And.. what's your favorite act of rejuvenation?
Young Women Entrepreneurs Circle
Are you a young woman that has started or is contemplating starting her own small business? Firefly Innovation Group is developing The Young Women Entrepreneurs Circle (The Circle). The Circle is an exclusive membership based group that will meet on a monthly basis as a method to help empower, build community, and build our economy one woman owned business at a time.
The group will consist of a variety of young women entrepreneurs with a varied backgrounds that serve as resources for each other. Specific topics that The Circle will learn and share upon will include business development tools, developing your marketing strategy, managing your business finances, learning how to give back to the community, how to achieve work-life balance, and much more .Another goal of the group will be to serve as mentors to other women and girls in the community. A strong principle of The Circle is the idea of sharing what we learn and to help others succeed as well! Given that, part of the "curriculum" for members of The Circle will be mentorship and leadership development. Fir
Each month Firefly Innovation Group will plan, coordinate, and facilitate these meetings at a determined location and snacks and drinks will be provided. If you are interested in applying or know someone that is, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.