How many of us go through life garnered by routine and endless to-do lists? Everyone knows being a business owner typically means living your life centered around your business’s needs, and not necessarily your own. It means being consistently packed down with things to get done, errands to run, and meetings to attend. And while I used to LOVE (and even think I excelled at times with) a heavy load or chock-full schedule, it can definitely wear you down over time, ultimately leading to unhappiness in your career, your home, and your life.
"Beware of the barrenness of a busy life." - Socrates
So, what can we do to lessen the fullness of our workloads and get back the fullness of our lives?
1. Live simply
Work smarter, not harder. We've all heard that saying, but how many of us have put it into practice? There are so many books revolving around this topic, but the one I hear most about is Tim Ferriss's "The 4-Hour Work Week."
Another way to simplify your life and your daily schedule is to simply get rid of things that don’t really matter- I’m talking full on Marie Kondo your life- does it bring you joy? No, well stop doing it or find another way.
2. Treat yo’ self
Our second tip is brought to us from our favorite Parks and Recreation duo, Tom and Donna, and that is to treat yo’ self!
Do things that make you happy and add a little pampering into your routine. Take time to relax in the bath tub, get a massage, or go to the hair appointment you’ve been putting off for ages (trust us, your roots will thank you)!