What no one tells you about being a #BOSS

One of the things that doesn't seem to be talked about much when it comes to working from home or being your own boss- whether it be building your own business, working a network marketing business or telecommuting- is how isolating it can be.  There's little to no commute time, there's no one to converse with on a regular basis {not including your family}, friends and family just don't "get it" sometimes and if we're not careful {ESPECIALLY if you're an introvert like me} there's the slump of realizing oh crap, I haven't left the house in days because I haven't had to.  

 

When I started working from home in 2011 after my knee injury, I thought working from home would be more like 

  • waking up whenever I wanted to

  • wearing my jammie's all day and

  • everyone would come flocking to me wanting what I had, especially my family and friends.

 

What it's actually like is 

  • trying to find and maintain some semblance of 'work-life balance''

  • creating new boundaries and routines for both myself and my family

  • finding balance in my passion and remembering to turn it off sometimes and not letting it consume me

  • remembering to be still and take care of myself and allow myself to rest, receive and be in creative mode

  • lots of trial and error

 

What I've learned over the past 6 years is that staying balanced and connected is more about flexibility and freedom. I feel so much more balanced when I allow myself flexibility on how things show up, how I get them done and room to go with the flow. It doesn't mean that I'm loosey-goosey about what needs to be done which is top of the list of reasons for lack of success. It means doing my best to stay less attached to the outcome and more committed to the bigger picture. Checking in and staying connected with myself each day and adjusting my needs as I go. 


Your action for this week is to look around at your environment and switch things up.  Move your desk or work space around, add a vase with some summer flowers, schedule a reoccurring co-working date with a friend or colleague, pack up and go find inspiration at the nearest lake or park.  

Whatever you choose, share your comments below and let me know what you decided and how it felt after. 

Xx,

Coach Reita

 
Hi, I’m Reita and I'm here to support you in increasing your confidence, living your best life, and being the best version of you. I specialize in coaching for your whole self (your body, mind, brain and spirit) including emotional health, stress management, personal development, resiliency, change groundwork, and self care.

Hi, I’m Reita and I'm here to support you in increasing your confidence, living your best life, and being the best version of you. I specialize in coaching for your whole self (your body, mind, brain and spirit) including emotional health, stress management, personal development, resiliency, change groundwork, and self care.