Today marks 6 weeks since I parted ways with my full time employer. 6 WEEKS!!! That means that the girl that used to live and breathe her job working at least 80 weeks all of a sudden has no office to go to, no 500 emails a day to reply to, and really no reason to get out of bed or get dressed.
I woke up on Tuesday in a total funk. Not the kind where you want to sleep in for a while and are a little slow to get the day started. I Literally didn’t even feel like brushing my teeth and really started questioning EVERYTHING that I’ve recently came up with as my new business venture. And what started with just feeling unmotivated just got out of hand and turned into me feeling embarrassed that I even came up with such a dumb idea.
“What the hell makes me an EXPERT?”
“Why would ANYONE want to hire me when I can’t even get my own life together?”
“I need to stop wasting my time on this stupid stuff and get a real job like a normal adult”
All of those thoughts just wouldn’t leave my head. I was in a thought storm, and it was a painful, sad, scary one. I wanted to snap out of it but didn’t know what to even do. So, what did I do? I reached out to a few of my amazing friends who built me back up again and reminded me of WHY I am doing what I’m doing and that I AM amazing. I adore you guys! Then, I pulled out my laptop that’s been next to my body at least 20 hrs a day for the last I don’t know how long, and found a few more things that saved me.
1. Marie Forleo is seriously Bomb.com! She’s literally my hero and I can’t even explain to you how much I look up to her. This video where she answers a reader about Burnout really helped me:
And 2 – I found a blog about the Insecurities and the Uncertainty that Entrepreneurs face and just have to deal with. I was pretty surprised to learn that this sort of thing is normal, but the knowledge that I should expect it somehow made me feel a million times better.
Afterall, I left the secure “safe” job for the dream of making my own vision come to life. The reason I started this journey is because I feel this burning desire to help people and transform their lives. Sure, it’s going to be a rough ride, but I’m definitely going to feel more alive than ever before!
Marie Forleo said to come up with a list of NNT’s – Non-Negotiable Time Items that you need to do daily in order to maintain your healthy, sane self.
Mine are all related to a routine. I am such an extremist that if I don’t do something everyday, I don’t do it at all. So – starting with today, my daily life will include:
1. Exercise: I’ve been slacking and it’s affecting my sanity and body.
2. Healthy Food & 5 Meals: No comments here – I’ve been awful and either forgetting to eat all together or eating a huge plate of pasta at 1am.
3. Regular Schedule: I need to wake up, work, eat, sleep, and have quality time scheduled in. No more staying up all night working and sleeping till 2pm. This is changing.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a CRAZY roller-coaster ride and I’m learning that this thing doesn’t exactly go away. I DID learn that it can be easier, with the help of a few simple to implement things.
66 Days is how long it takes to form a habit, so here we go!
Day 1 in full motion – 65 Days to go baby!
What TIPS or TRICKS do you, my fabulous readers, use to stay sane and to keep it together?? I appreciate the comments and support guys!!! Thank you!