It's been exactly 1 month since I last published a blog post. Today I wanted to talk about taking time for yourself, which is something I have done over the last month. As a marketing consultant I know that consistency is key when it comes to promoting your business, however focusing on YOU is even more important. Taking time for myself is something I have always believed in but I realised it's something I'm yet to have discussed here on my website. After having this realisation today I decided to update my about page and my consultancy page to include my core values in a means to share with you a greater insight into me and my mentoring style.
I previously talked about the importance of blogging for your business and whilst I still completely agree with this, I don't always advocate the intense structure around blogging on certain days and doing a certain number of Instagram posts a week.
Over the last month, although I've not published a blog post or hardly posted on my Insta feed, I've still been busy behind the scenes. It came to a point at the end of last month where I just needed to have a bit of "me time" and to enjoy the projects I was working on (like my brand new podcast series!!) and not to feel so tied down to post a certain amount of posts on a certain day, just so I could say to myself I've been productive and consistent.
I think we can all put too much pressure on ourselves with our businesses. If you're anything like me your business is here to bring you joy, pleasure and a means to live. It shouldn't be something you feel anxiety about.
Although I've not worked myself to exhaustion I've definitely learnt what my limit is and when it's time to take a break. I'm working hard to follow my values when it comes to my business and it's something I encourage you to do too.
I definitely recommend you have a listen to the below podcast episode by Creative Coach Jen Carrington with Creative Coach Kayte Ferris. In this episode they mention the importance of slow marketing (something that I too encourage with my clients) and that you shouldn't feel pressure to follow these "quick wins" that many other coaches try and sell.
I also want to give a shoutout to Emily from Emily Rowan Studio who really inspires me with her open and honest talks about dealing with mental health whilst running a business.