I’m writing this post on a Saturday night after doing 13 straight hours of work, with only one break to inhale a few pieces of peanut butter toast.
It was a beautiful sunny day outside, and I didn’t see any of it.
This is not how I want to run my business.
All hustle, no balance.
It’s taking a toll on me.
Luckily, I am smart enough to realize when I’ve made some pretty awful mistakes and how to fix them. Today I want to get a lil’ personal with you and share my biggest struggles and failures over the past 6 months and how I’m overcoming them to become a better blogger and business owner.
I hope you can learn something from this post. Here goes.
1. No time for fun.
Talk about overscheduled.
Even my husband knows that if it’s not on my Google calendar, it’s not happening.
I’ve lost touch with several friends. Some of them understand, and others don’t. I even feel bad with how little time I’m spending with my dog.
It’s super depressing.
I ended up getting so burnt out, I didn’t want to do anything.
And that was my solution.
I realized that I procrastinate a lot. Not because I dislike my work, I love it, but because I’m too much of a perfectionist and I want “the perfect idea” before I start working.
Well, that just doesn’t exist.
I’ve learned to just start, and edit shit later. I’ve learned to be more productive with my time so that I can get more done in less time.
Ya know what the big magical secret to all that is?