One of my favourite things about entrepreneurship is the freedom to make my own schedule.
That includes the freedom to choose whether you’re going to work on holidays or take the time off like every other 9-5er.
But let me be honest for a second, even with this freedom … I’m still absolutely riddled with anxiety when it comes to my schedule, ESPECIALLY after a long weekend.
And listen, if you’re reading this and thinking WOW JULES, ME TOO, then please know you’re not alone.
Here are a few things I know I need to do when I feel that anxiety creeping in.
Take what you need, leave the rest.
Resetting my physical space allows me to wake up with room to tackle my mental space.
I like to do this the day before so that I have more time to focus on what’s going on in my mind the next day.
The best way to beat the feeling of being behind is to make my morning spacious.
Adding more time into my morning routine allows my brain to fake it’s way into thinking it’s ahead – so far, it working.
Letting myself feel the feelings and notice that I’m overwhelmed while asking myself if it makes sense. Do the feelings fit the facts of the situation?
If ‘yes’, I respond with practicing self- compassion.
If ‘no’, I respond by allowing myself to shift my feelings.
By taking a look at what’s on my plate I can break down tasks into bite-sized pieces and schedule them throughout the week while maintaining that spacious scheduling mindset (adding in buffer time).
I usually find that I have way more time than I initially thought..
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