Things have been crazy. That statement is not meant to be a complaint, I mean crazy in the best of ways!
I’ve been pulling consecutive 16 hour days. Despite all the “work” I’ve still managed to fail meeting my February goal. Failing, however, at anything does not discourage me. There’s always a reason behind a fail. In this case my attention was needed elsewhere. Marketing is important for any business but sales come first. And the sales have been coming!
Of course with more sales comes more “work”. Work that ranges from buying, sales, marketing, customer service, administration and the list goes on.
Although this is the funnest “work” I’ve ever done that doesn’t stop me from tiring out at times. This past Tuesday I felt exhaustion setting in.
How do you respond to burnout?
Meditation is part of my daily practice. Just about every morning for 20 – 30 minutes I start my day with a guided meditation. A formal meditation is a great foundation but I believe the greater purpose of the practice is to live a more mindful life.
Through this daily ritual I’ve gotten a million times better at regulating my emotions. When shit is hitting the fan I breathe deeply, change my perspective about a situation and re-frame it in a way that’s beneficial. Sounds simple enough, but it is a practice that I’ve got to be conscious about implementing.
If you’re ever feeling frazzled (in anyway) I recommend you try this. I woke up Wednesday morning with a completely different disposition.
Hump day was spent wandering about DTLA with a friend. The agenda was fluid. We brainstormed business ideas, ran a few errands, snapped lotsa pics…laughed, smiled and of course ended it with a powerful meditation session.
My crazy days are actually quite lazy days and I couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing with my time.
Let’s toast to failures, burnout, meditation, that vintage French Connection dress I’m wearing and the upcoming month of March.
It’s only going to get better from here.
OOTD details: Dress by FCUK French Connection, Sweater is a vintage piece I don’t really want to sale, Shoes by MIA, Hat by Forever 21