Whether you are a writer, author, or entrepreneur owning your own business can be a struggle. The following five tips will make life more enjoyable and easier:
Be kind to yourself
There will always be more to do and the work is never-ending. So enough with the negative self-talk! Give yourself credit for your accomplishments.
Do your research, but give yourself a time budget
So many people loose time in research mode and they leave themselves with little time to meet deadlines. This is an unnecessary stress.
Set a research limit and stay within it.
Invest in your Education
The time, money, and effort that you use to educate yourself can payoff in enabling you to make smarter decisions. (From taking courses on story structure, I learned how to plan an entire book. When an editor made suggestions for some big changes in my manuscript, I knew how to do them).
When you invest in your education things become easier. Education allows you to make better choices for your business. Jobs can become easier and faster to do.
Balance – this is for everyone
You can’t work a 20-hour day and enjoy life.
Lack of balance in your life is something that sneaks up on you. You think you’re doing fine, but if you haven’t been paying attention to your diet, the amount of sleep and exercise you get, it has a way of catching up with you. When scheduling your work week don’t forget to include time for a lunch break and exercise.
Celebrate Your Wins
Celebrate your wins can give you the energy and the motivation to continue your work.
Love what you do. Do what you love.
There may be long periods of time when you’re not making profit, even struggling to make your business work. Your passion is your motivation to keep going when times are tough.
Enjoy your journey!