Be Kind to Yourself During This Pandemic
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that everyone has a great week. For those who’ve had a hectic week because of having to work plus go to school, take care of the kids, or all of the above, I hope that you can relax with a nice glass of wine, a bottle of beer, or a hot cup of tea. I was really, REALLY stressed and sad this week. I felt like I wasn’t doing enough for my side hustles because I was exhausted.
Work has become hectic. I am working on four projects, and there might be one added soon. Also, my MBA class ends. I have a final project and final exam, which I will be studying for after I post this blog. I felt as though my dreams of starting this side hustle was just going down the drain because I just didn’t have time and energy. I realized that even if I’m not putting a hundred percent, I am doing enough, and it is okay. I have many responsibilities right now, and so I should understand that it’s just me. I don’t want to burn out, so I need to realize that I need to slow down.
I am not Superwoman. I never said I was, and so I have to be a little bit nicer to myself. If I can’t put all my energy into really focusing on this blog and creating videos due to work, school, and kids, then I need to be kinder to myself and realize that I am trying my hardest. This is especially true during this pandemic that my energy is already a bit low. For this side hustle, I want to create courses and digital products that focus on project management. However, it needs to wait until I can focus on work and school. As GaryVee said in one of his live sessions to a man who was having the same problem. Slow down, do your best, and don’t be so hard on yourself. I will eventually get there. I need to focus on not stressing myself out.
School ends in December. I created processes and routines that are helping me streamline some of my workload. I have also started delegating more.
For all of you who feel like you’re not doing enough, and feel you are failing in one or more parts of your life, be a little nicer to yourself. You are doing the best you can. It will be okay. Relax. Watch your favorite show, read your favorite book, take a nice walk, or sit down in your backyard.
Do whatever you can to just relax because we can go a thousand miles per hour, but we also need to just slow down and just be at zero.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. You get to spend time alone with family and friends and just take care of yourselves.