It’s the end of the year which means a lot of us are feeling stressed out, depleted and desperately in need of some down-time. Life is busy and we often feel like hamsters on a wheel as we rush around trying to tick off a seemingly never-ending to-do list.
As the new year approaches, it’s a perfect time to plan for a more calm, balanced and fulfilling 2020. The term ‘wellness’ gets bandied around a lot these days. And often it focusses on meditation, yoga and drinking a daily concoction of kiwi fruit and kale. While we’re all for sipping on a green smoothie while in the Lotus position, wellness is about a lot more than that. It’s about prioritising the most important person in your life and business – you.
If you want to avoid feeling frazzled in 2020, here are some ways you can put your health and wellbeing first (without resorting to the recent ‘bum sunning’ craze).
1. Build a community
Surround yourself with people who support your vision for a successful business and happy life. That could mean investing in friends who boost rather than hinder your self esteem, outsourcing admin to a virtual assistant, or joining a collective of like-minded business owners (like ours). You need people who will be there for you when the hamster wheel starts to run on turbo charge. People who remind you that you are not alone. People who calm your chaos with sound advice and reduce the overwhelm with practical support.
2. Make an appointment…with yourself
We’re used to making appointments with our clients and giving them our undivided attention but we often f