Time To Thrive Blog
We’re told self care is important. That we need to look after ourselves before other people. But we’re also told that being selfish is bad.
With no colleagues around or boss telling us what to do, being self-employed can feel lonely at times, and it can be hard to stay motivated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! I share my own experience of thriving as an entrepreneur and give you some helpful ideas to be happier and more productive in your own business.
When we don’t express our emotions we become stressed. We bottle up strong feelings and avoid confronting people. To reduce stress, we need to express our emotions and set boundaries.
I was strolling down Kastanienallee, one of the trendy shopping streets in the former East Berlin, with my bestie visiting from Sweden.
I started to jot down all the things people said to me in the past when I set my boundaries—when I stood up for myself or for my daughter:
You know what I’ve been thinking lately? – That I’d like to be a snail sometimes. I wouldn’t want to carry a big house around, but I would like to be slow as a snail from time to time.
I have a confession to make. I said I would never look at my e-mail while waiting for the traffic light to turn green in my car. When my husband does it, it always annoys me, “are you crazy? It’s really dangerous!”
How is the beginning of the year unfolding for you? Do you have new energy or are you already tired from trying to make this year different?
How can we start the new year with more energy after yet another strange year of living through a global pandemic and difficult experiences?
I told my neighbour I was back from a 4-week holiday, and she looked at me with surprise and asked ‘how is that for your clients’? I checked in with my inner judge, but it turned out she had nothing to say today.
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