As you enter another New Year, it’s the perfect time to shake up your business goals, de-clutter your office, and set your sales and marketing targets for the year ahead. However, in your rush to get back to work it’s easy to overlook your personal needs.
Avoid burning out before you reach Valentine’s Day by remembering to switch off occasionally and maintain a level of self-care. Yes, it’s exciting to start a new year and rush into fresh projects, but without taking time out for yourself, you could drain your physical energy, pull at your emotional energy and be no good to yourself or your business. Be sure to make space to do something that matters to you.
Here are some self-care ideas to try:
Turn off your phone/iPad for a day.
Give yourself an entire day to do something you enjoy but normally push to the bottom of your list (crafting, baking, writing, or visiting the cinema).
Wrap up warm and go for a long walk (whatever the weather) followed by a hot chocolate with all the trimmings.
Spend an hour planning out all the wonderful things you want to do in 2019.
Create a vision board.
Forget the cleaning for an hour and read a good book (there’s a fabulous selection in our Socially Shared Book Shop).
Watch motivational YouTube videos or Podcasts to inspire you for the New Year.
Turn the radio on and dance around your kitchen for an hour.
Buy yourself some new stationery.
Edit your social media/email accounts (get rid of any negative influences).
Go to bed early.
For small business owners who work hard all year long, it can feel scary to take a step back and indulge in your own needs. However, by fitting in a few self-care treatments along the way, it will keep you motivated, calm, and happy and better able to tackle whatever comes your way.
Taking time to work on yourself outside of your business is vital, and we are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to enjoy a full day Just About You. Back by popular demand, our annual Just About You event is scheduled for Wednesday 16th January 10 am – 3 pm at St Michael’s Centre, Budbrooke, Warwickshire and is set to be another packed day full of insightful talks, networking opportunities, and a delightful lunch. The topics at this year’s event include self-care and personal development, motivation, and colour confidence. Buy your ticket HERE.
All that’s left to say is we hope you have a wonderful start to 2019. This year is going to be amazing, and we’ve got some fabulous events and sessions planned to help you achieve all your dreams – be sure to check out the website for more information.
Happy New Year.
Karen and the Socially Shared Team xxx