1.4.12

Take the Day Off

I woke up with some bad anxiety this morning remembering all of the piles of work that I still need to get done today.  As someone who works from home and runs her own business and juggles a few other jobs... it is really hard to stop and say no to work even for just one day.  Folks, I work myself really hard and boy do I wish I had an assistant.  I spent 2 hours this morning pounding out some work but my anxiety is still pumping strongly through my veins and my chest just feels really tight and overwhelmed.  All that being said, I really really need to take the rest of the day off.  I need to quit working for the day before I have an anxiety attack.  So to my lovely new sponsors for the month of April, I will be able to post your ads either tonight or tomorrow morning.  Thank you for your patience and I'll come up with something lovely to thank you for letting me take today off. 

Fellow self employed friends, Etsy sellers, and small business owners, can ya feel me?  It is so hard to take a day off!  But so very needed.

14 comments:

Lauren said...

i sincerely have this problem. i have a hard time saying no sometimes, and it gives me a lot of anxiety when i see everything i need to do just piling up. i hope you can enjoy the rest of your day. drink some tea and stare out a window. that helps me sometimes, even though it sounds...sort of silly.

sweet harvest moon said...

Don't worry, you deserve it! x

handmadebyify said...

I totally get you with the anxiety. Since I started my final year of Uni in September, I have had non-stop anxiety up to now! I'm self employed and go to Uni and sometimes work, so it's all overwhelming and stressy and I hate to say no, but although I'm not overly religious, I take Sunday's off to relax, because working 24/7 isn't good for the soul. I'd also recommend some meditation or yoga to ease everything off ;)

Katherine xo

Violet Bella said...

i completely understand what you mean, and have to do this sometimes too. the days off are just as important as the days you get lots and lots of work done. and when you start to feel this way, you have to listen to it. and youll hopefully come back a bit more refreshed with a clearer head to face your agenda. i can sooo relate to this though. i personally know i create way too much work for myself b/c i want to do so much and get creatively excited... but i guess that is just part of the creative brain. but believe me, i have found the down time to be oh so important. im so glad you are taking the day for yourself. i hope you actually relaxed instead of having anxieties about not working! ive done that! xo.

Lesley Jean said...

I hear you! There are days when I wake up panicked and will not rest until I've accomplished an unrealistic amount of items on my "to list." Those days suck though. Its so hard to really do your best work when you are emotionally and physically maxed out! I've also noticed that the photos I take on those psycho days look like shit, too, which defeats the purpose of busting my fanny. I'm learning to be more gentle with myself, take breaks when needed, eat, and call it a day when it all gets to be too much. I hope your off day was rejuvenating!

hitherandthither said...

Never a better feeling than rejuvenation after a bit of relaxation. It's the same with marathon running, the days off from running are equally important as the days spent hitting the trails.

You are so talented, and I love reading your blog!

Erin said...

Hope you enjoy your well-deserved break today :)

Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

no prob! glad you took a break. i have to FORCE myself to do that sometimes.
too bad you're not located here in switzerland or i could come be your assistant since im not working. i would love to assist someone, for free even, who is someone creative. what a great thing to be around daily. i would make a good assister.

Noor said...

Yes, I have the same problem and I started to notice that I work all the time 7 days a week and all through the days and nights without any sort of schedule. Just a few days ago I promised myself and told my clients that I will not be working on the days of the weekend anymore. I have to give myself a break so I can feel creative again.

Bird from AstheBirdflies said...

I've been full-time freelancing and working for myself as a copywriter for a few months now and I don't think I've had a full day off since I started, nor do I think I'll get one for the foreseeable future. But would I change this and go back to working for someone else? Never. Ever.

Take your day off. Put your computer away and celebrate you. The you who doesn't work!

onetenzeroseven said...

Ohh, do I feel you. I work full time and run my Etsy shop (which seemingly has developed way beyond Etsy) so I pretty much work every waking hour. It's hard to break away from it and I'm just realising that the actual life part of my life is really strained. Must take steps to have more 'play' time. As must you.

Sophie
http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog

bohemian kate said...

I can definitely relate. I work full time and am trying to start a business with my blog. It can get so overwhelming sometimes and I get very emotional too! But...I just keep trying because I want to work for myself so bad, even if it means I'm working more than I do right now. At least you're doing what you love full time. That is amazing! Still though, it's important to just say no to things sometimes...it's no fun feeling like there's no time for yourself. Good luck with everything!

Jennifer M. said...

Hope you're feeling better! And don't worry, you are always allowed to take the day off - that's one perk of working for yourself. I definitely do not miss the days of having to explain myself to unsympathetic bosses when I needed a day off - whether for sickness or just for emotional recuperation. So enjoy your situation in life and make no excuses for needing to take it easy every now and then! We understand! :)

Vanessa said...

I love that photo and text. <3