Self-Care Is Essential For Busy Entrepreneurs

While the term ‘self-care’ often brings of visions of trips to the spa and long walks on a secluded beach, practical self-care is a lot more accessible and can be easily integrated into your daily routine. In fact, creating a sustainable self-care plan that you actually follow will prevent exhaustion and overwhelm from happening in the first place. 

Use Focus Time Blocks to Increase Your Productivity

A focus block is a dedicated chunk of time that you set aside to work on a task item or project that requires your time, energy and attention in order to produce the best possible product. It’s during a focus block that you turn off all distractions, including your email and phone, and sit down with a task and clear plan to accomplish it.

Choosing My Child Over My Career

The knowledge that I was supported by a woman who understood the realities of working motherhood was a gift. I knew this at the time and it became even more apparent when I transitioned to a different job at a different organization last year. It’s not that I took my former manager for granted, but I didn’t fully appreciate just how supportive she was, and the relative ease with which I was able to build my career until this was no longer my reality.