Clean Slate Monday (After the Crash)

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Hi, Kim,

Even though I woke up to snow today, I’ve decided it’s going to be a great day… it’s a clean slate (I know, I know, it’s still March and I’m still in Boise, but my mind is at the beach ⛱).

Yesterday I hit the proverbial wall.

I’ve been on such a high about my move to Costa Rica and pretty busy with getting moved out of Boise that it all caught up to me yesterday and I completely crashed.

Here’s the funny thing…

This behavior isn’t new to me.

It’s simply my process.

Then I saw this image yesterday and it instantly shifted how I felt about my “crash”:

clean slate

After a busy day on Saturday, going to the dumps and donating things, I thought I’d spend Sunday working.

I got to my desk and for the life of me I could not focus.

On anything.

So I decided to get moving… just do something physical and get some of the energy out.

Because I’ve only got 9 days left in Boise, I decided to do some more packing.

Well, going through some boxes (that sat untouched in a closet the entire year I was here), triggered a whole slew of different emotions.

I kept coming across things my Mom had given me and next thing I knew I couldn’t hold back the tears.

I finished one room completely and decided to do the best thing I could think of.

Be gentle with myself and take a nap.

As much as I love being productive, it can also backfire if that’s not what I need.

Then I saw that image above and somehow it felt like “aahh… yes. Rest.”

I knew I was resisting resting, even though everything in me was screaming “you do NOT have to do this right now.”

Into bed I went.

An hour later, after a deep sleep, I could tell the nap had eased some of the angst I was feeling.

I ordered some dinner, turned on a Marvel movie, and decided the rest of the day was going to be just as easy.

This cycle is something I go through in business all the time too.

I get excited about something, I start working on it, the momentum kicks in, and everything feels fun.

Then after the novelty wears off, I know it’s going to take something deeper within to keep moving and create behaviors that aren’t quite as fun (i.e, simply doing the work).

As fun as that high energy is, I know it’s not sustainable.

You have to find a way to do what works for you while at the same time making sure you’re “adulting” and doing what needs to be done.

Take the time to get clear on what you really want to do in your business:

  • Don’t like social media? Don’t use it.
  • Looking for recurring revenue? FOCUS on that and go all in.
  • Can’t wrap your head around what type of video you’d like to produce? Don’t start a YouTube channel.
  • Love listening to podcasts but not the sound of your voice? Continue being a listener.

You don’t need to be all the things, to all the people, all the time.

I talked with a friend on Saturday who is killing it with her new program and membership. After YEARS of running an online business. She had included a FB group with the new membership then closed it…because she didn’t want to do it!

She’s handed off her email to an assistant.

She’s making more money all while creating more white space in her life (sounds pretty divine, right?).

Pick the things you love doing and do them.

The rest will be there if you decide you want to add more… but until then, it’s perfectly fine to go at your own pace.

F-the Hustle
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Kim Doyal

Hi, I'm Kim Doyal: Entrepreneur, Podcaster, ContentCreator, Optimist. Over 12 years into this online business journey, I believe that #EverythingIsContent and we can all #JustShowUP. Co-founder of the Content Creators Planner.

1 Comment

  1. Jan+Carroza on March 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    White space in life does sound divine. And so does the recognition that that wall might be for leaning.

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