Smell the flowers!

I’ve taken a few weeks away from the constant pressures of social media and Instagram.
I have been busy with clients and trying to fit in extra work every evening after the children’s bedtime
as well as juggling the lack of childcare over Easter holidays.
Frankly, it’s all too much.
The lovely Silke at Nourish to Thrive (great follow for working mums who need a little balance) 
posted along the same lines recently, “Space and Grace”.
It made me think, maybe I am missing out on things with my family when I’m just trying too hard to juggle business marketing with a really big workload? It’s madness. It’s also the curse of the self-employed.
How can we beat it?!
Time to re-evaluate your priorities.
What do you love doing? Do it more.
Are you really producing the best work on 5 hours sleep? If you are… hats off to you,
if not, a few early nights might be a wise move.
Do you need a little bit more connection with your family instead of panicking about the Instagram post that you had scheduled but haven’t got round to posting? Time to log-off and go out. Get some fresh air and reconnect with something/someone other than your phone/tablet/computer screen.
In the world of the self-employed we all know sometimes there is no work and sometimes there is too much (!). The knowledge that there will be some scary periods when the bank balance gets a little low, and your children decide to coincide it with a huge growth spurt, really piles on the guilt to accept everything and continue plugging on social media (regardless of whether you’ve have 3 hours sleep or 8…).
GUILT. Just let it go. You will only give your best work if you are calm and rested. The social media marketing can wait.
If your followers like your content, they will hang around between posts.
Restore a little balance… Just stop and smell the flowers.