Monday, July 15, 2013

Baby Ceramic Handprint Business: The Balancing Act

A happy family having clay handprints made.
You have arrived at having your own baby and children's ceramic handprint business.  You are confident with all that it takes to run it smoothly.  But, sometimes you just feel like you might be having some difficulty carving out some time for yourself.  This happens especially with those of us that want things to run perfectly.  It isn't easy to make time for ourselves, but, after being in this clay handprint business for decades I can offer you a tip that may make it easier to balance time for yourself, your family and your business. 

What I found to be helpful was to schedule myself time to do whatever I wanted to do at the same time each day.  If my daughter was in school or taking a nap that allowed me some flexibility, that was the time I took for myself daily and I took it.  All to often, we skip taking time for ourselves to do for others and we place ourselves on the back burner.  This is merely a sure bet for "burn out".  If we are not emotionally and physically well we can't possibly take care of our family and business like we want to. 

My suggestion is to take that time for yourself daily, and take it at the same time everyday.  Be it 20 minutes, or an hour.  Whatever time you allot yourself, take it.  Relax and enjoy this time daily.  You will feel so much better.  I found also that if I just sat and read or worked on a project that I wanted to do for myself, even if it was just to sit outside and get some sun, I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle just about anything.

By taking time for yourself daily, balancing your family, your business and yourself will be easier and more fun.  This may very well apply to all aspects of your life. They say that taking care of yourself is most important so that you are able to take care everyone in your family.  From personal experience, I can tell you this is very true.  Take time for yourself.  Start today and enjoy this time everyday.  You will see what a difference it can make in your life, your family's life and your business.