Let’s face it – Winter can be a bit of a downer! The big build up to the holidays, the pressure to stick to your New Year’s Resolution, the time away from your business with your family and the mountain of work when you return. We’re all dealing with it.
What you need is a healthy dose of positivity. By making a conscious decision to change your thinking and accept that there will be bumps in the road will lead you to live a more purposeful, hopeful and fulfilling business life.
Here are 5 ideas to get started.
1. Accept the Challenge
Don’t let fear and nerves overwhelm you. Take a breather and see each problem as a challenge you can conquer. Remember: Each challenge won, means that your business is moving forward and growing.
2. Laugh More
Life gets busy and schedules get full, meaning that it’s all too easy to take life too seriously. But living life mechanically in order to get things done can result in living under a black cloud without even realizing it. Remember to take breaks, no matter how short your break is and find the humour in life, even if it means laughing at yourself! Part of being human is accepting you’re not a machine. And even machines have regular shutdown and maintenance schedules.
3. Help Others
We get it – your business is the centre of your universe. You live and breathe your work, your vision and goals. But becoming work-obsessed can also be isolating. Helping and supporting others to be happy and successful will increase your own fulfillment. Whether it’s becoming a mentor or speaking at a Meetup group to help spread your knowledge, you will find a sense of achievement, make new contacts and who knows you might even solve a problem of your own.
4. Avoid Stress
Don’t let stress hijack your life. By identifying the scenarios or tasks that cause you the most stress and creating processes to overcome that feeling, whether it’s a change in the way you act or the way you feel. Then when one of those scenarios occurs, you can identify it and understand how to handle it.
5. You’re Not a Victim
Take full responsibility for your views and actions, the good and the bad. If you believe bad things happen to you, you are stopping good things from happening. Increase your feelings of success by taking positive steps in your business and managing your thoughts.
Remember that thoughts can become words, words can become actions and actions can become habits. Keep positive, be grateful, laugh more, work hard, keep healthy and you will be a healthier, happier entrepreneur.