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Emotional Self-Care Cheat Sheet for Business Owners
This is a condensed list of some of the more helpful techniques I’ve come across. Use them as a starting point to developing your own toolbox of self-care and personal growth strategies. And I made a printable PDF as well!
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Practice relaxing, self-soothing
Get support – even just one person to talk to
Take smaller steps
Do self-listening & self-empathy sessions
Take your time; don’t pressure yourself
Find your comfort zones & return to them periodically
Talk to someone who has done it before
Journal about the worse-case scenario
Be kind to yourself
Do more of what gives you energy & less of what doesn’t
Uncover limiting beliefs and find examples that counter them
Cultivate an attitude of welcoming challenges as opportunities to grow
Accept that learning new skills & creating new things takes time
Find a mentor or role models
Self-empower: “I can do this”
Create a vision you believe in
Admit capacity & accept limits
Prune commitments and focus on what you do best & enjoy most
Courageously claim own priorities
Examine standards and release perfectionism
Focus on intrinsic motivation–what do you enjoy doing regardless of the outcome?
Get honest with yourself– do you really want to do this?
Look at your boundaries – could you just say no?
Stop and feel underlying feelings–what are you avoiding by working?
Track how much you actually work–mindfulness creates change
Make clear boundaries with time
Practice new habits for 21 days
Mourn previous losses
Accept what you cannot change and focus on what you can
Clarify actual needs/wants, get specific
Don’t complain, do something
Choose one thing that would definitely improve your quality of life and make progress toward it every day