But it took me four days to get back into the swing of things. I’m convinced that in entrepreneur years those four days are actually a full month.
I’m on track now, and feeling so much more focused and clear about my priorities. Want to know what I did?
1. I judged myself. That’s right – beat myself up good.
2. I stopped judging myself. I remembered that I am a smart, hardworking person (and gosh darnit, people like me), and that I was allowed to have a few off days.
3. I identified the basics in my business, and took care of them. No need to pile on more guilt!
4. I picked up some positive reading materials. Even though I didn’t want to.
5. I recognized the opportunity. Before my vacation, I was getting bogged down in details and busy-ness of my business. Feeling unhappy after vacation made me realize I needed to refocus, review my priorities and goals, and recreate my plan for the rest of the year.
So today I am grateful for the discombobulation. I was so uncomfortable that I was forced to upgrade my plans, and recommit to my goals. As entrepreneurs, one of the best habits we can create is to look on our problems as opportunities.
If you’re having a hard time pulling your attitude out of your problems, please consider checking in with me to see how I can help.