I’m hearing from time to time again from entrepreneurs especially people in the startup phase how they feel overwhelmed, tired, burnt out and feel fully demotivated time to time.
I think this feeling is coming from several places. You might have: a lot of outside obligations, personal issues, family and the desire to prove that you can do this business thing and push through.
As far as family and obligations you cannot do more than scheduling your time wisely and make time for the things that are more important but in most cases you need to make some cuts in terms of your to do list and obligations. Some things that we’d do just for people people pleasing just got to give….
Why? I find that mental and physical clutter can really weigh you down. In my mind to be and stay creative and feel less overwhelmed, I like to create some white space. Some blank space will make you feel better and make you feel that you have the capacity you need for the things that matter most.
Personally I like to organize my space and physically create some extra space and I also cut my to do list. On my to do list i always find a few projects that are not going to happen or projects that are not worth proceeding with. I feel liberated when I press delete on these things.
Work from your heart
When you are pushing things through with your mind, you are operating from your ego you’ll get tired, exhausted and burnt out really fast. This is the place where you are desperately trying to prove that you can do your online business, you can be better and more profitable than certain people and so on…
In contrast when you start working from your heart and don’t give a crap what everyone else does, this is the place where you don’t compare. This is the place where you are filled up with joy, you come alive, feel energetic and empowered.
This is when your authentic self can really shine through and you’ll be able to attract the life you want, the business you want to create, the ideal clients you want to have and act without fear and uncertainty.
Because you’ll realize that when you do what you love, what feels rewarding then, you stop feeling tired, you stop feeling that you are getting nowhere and this slight change will indeed catapult you to the place where you want to be.
Your hear will keep you going, not matter what and will not let you quit.
Question for you
What do you do when you feel discouraged, overwhelmed and just ready throw in the towel?