I hate to admit this, but I am completely overwhelmed right now. It’s tough for me to share it, because I hate looking weak. And I hate asking for help. (I know, I know… silly, huh?)
But there it is. I have too much on my plate and am overwhelmed. And the usual methods and strategies I use to overcome it aren’t quite working for me lately. So I did some research on some other ideas to get my mojo back, and thought I’d share them here:
#1 Create a schedule – Schedule your day. Put your high priority tasks first. Schedule time with your family and friends. And schedule downtime for yourself. If you cannot take care of yourself then you can’t take care of everyone else.
This week, I’ve scheduled lunch with a colleague, and some other time for myself.
#2 Create a business plan – If you don’t have a business plan, create one. If you do have one, then use it. Set aside time each week, or month, and review where you are and where you want to be. Use your plan to help you stay on track.
I’ve updated my marketing calendar for the next 4 months, so I think I’m good to go here.
#3 Outsource – You don’t have to do it all yourself, and to be honest you probably shouldn’t. Outsource those tasks that you dislike, that take you tons of valuable time or that don’t make it to your top priority list. These tasks can include house cleaning, writing, social networking – you decide what gets taken off of your “to do” list.
I just created a new customer support position and hired someone to fill it. So I hope that will help a bit. Plus, I am actively looking for a new intern or two. (You can find out more by emailing me here.)
Finally, be confident in your decisions and use the word “No” whenever you need to. Don’t be afraid to turn down opportunities, requests and other things that take up time (time that you don’t want to spend). This is your life. You’re the boss of it and your business – take back your time and regain control!
And as for me, I’ll be sharing more tips, ideas and inspiration of what to do when you lose you mojo and momentum! So keep checking this blog for more in the upcoming weeks.