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Now one of the gains of venturing into your own business is freedom. Not only do you get a say in the people you work with; but your schedules, finances, working time, boundaries and goals also rely solely on you. So for someone like me who doesn’t really follow a specific operating structure; I saw my self working longer/harder than necessary.
It all became very overwhelming. From having to stand on my feet all day when baking to handling interstate logistics my self. Likewise, reach my geographic/financial target, accept as many contracts as possible. And still show up for family and friends when necessary. In fact, if care wasn’t taken – the tendency to neglect my self and eventually experiencing severe burnout was high.
Nevertheless, something had to change to prevent any more occurrence of collapsing emotionally (burnout). I had to restrategize so as to put my self; emotions, mental and physical health as priority. By this, a well crafted strategy is key not only to entrepreneurs but also individuals. Hence, it keeps us very accountable, on the right track and direction.
Having identified this; I started paying more attention to self care which I must say is a vital key to attaining success. 3 months into Fibreats, I was traveling a whole lot just to keep up with sourcing for raw materials, product packaging resources, and clients deliveries. It wasn’t enough to have resilience and willpower as that didn’t stop me from being worn out, tired and exhausted.
Can you even imagine I used to bake for 20 hours straight nonstop? This brings me to another important attribute of
Overall, you don’t want to reach that point of breaking down before you start paying more attention to your mind, body, and soul. The consequense isn’t detrimental to your health only. But your business will not thrive as expected and envisioned.
To round up; Good health is truly one’s wealth. And it shouldn’t be neglected for too long. Self Care remain obligatory!