I love working from home. Most days.
Typically I start my day with a quiet walk and a cup of coffee. Then I segue to client calls, group trainings, and planning sessions for my next event. Most of my days end with some jogging or sprinting.
I wouldn’t change a thing. Well, okay if I were to be honest, there’s one thing that seems to be rarely addressed and yet it’s always present.
And if you’re a soul-based entrepreneur like I am, you might experience it as well.
On those days that I don’t have many scheduled client calls, or no group trainings, it’s super easy for me to start feeling disconnected and isolated. Then, I can start to doubt myself, my coaching skills, and my ability to keep my business afloat.
I keep learning that this is common! UGH. When I don’t see and interact with people during my day, it can all just go south. Can you relate at all?
I truly love working from home, yet some basic things like “water cooler talk” in an office setting go missing. When things go missing for me, I tend to pull from one of these ideas:
I schedule a group call quickly. It’s the quickest way to get in front of a human. Even if only one person shows up. For me, a group call – on any topic – is just what the doctor ordered.
I remember self-care. Sometimes it’s just best to walk away to shake things up. It can feel extravagant for me to leave my office and actually go out somewhere for lunch!
I call my coach. My new favorite thing is the Marco Polo app, and I use it regularly to check in with my coach and clients. It’s like instant gratification.
I remember where I’ve been. OMG in my 30+ years, I’ve truly accomplished a lot. I give myself permission to look back, reflect and feel accomplished.
So that’s what I do – it helps remind me that I’m not really alone in all of this. What about you? What do you do?