At the end of a year it’s natural to start taking stock of “where you’re at” as well as “what you didn’t get to” during the calendar year, but I just want to remind you that there’s no actual “end” or finish line you’re pushing towards.
Like, this train that we call a business doesn’t actually stop….you just keep rolling right into the new year with new work, new customers, and new plans to be made!
So instead of burning out before 2024 even begins–if you’re feeling the pressure to keep pushing harder when all signs point towards slowing down–I hope you’ll take an opportunity to make time to nurture your need to REST and take time away from work.
(Even hyper-focused over-achievers deserve a day off, don’t they?)
Here’s what I want to encourage you to do INSTEAD of pushing yourself to the limit: Write yourself a note of thanks for everything you did WELL this year!
Call it a love note
Call it a list of core competencies
Call it “thank you for letting me be myself”
Call it whatever you’d like
But give yourself a little gift that no one else can give you: Self Acknowledgement!
Thank yourself for…
- hiring that extra employee for the biggest event you did this year
- firing the designer who brought everyone else down with them
- taking fewer events so you could be with your family more
- a parade of happy clients who came through your doors
- showing up every day–even when it was hard
- investing in that training, the new van, those more supportive shoes…
Give Yourself Some Credit.
Don’t skimp here. Be generous with your praise. You deserve it.
If you want to share something you’re acknowledging yourself for, feel free to let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you for being a member of my Floralpreneur® Community and making the time to read my stuff.
Whether you signed up for a course with me recently or you’ve been growing your business as a part of my community for a while now, there’s so much that goes into the work we do and I appreciate you doing the work along with me!
Wishing you a happy, merry and relaxing season.