At the end of November, on my Facebook page, I posted a photo with 3 words. Relax. Refresh. Recharge. These 3 words are how I’ll be closing out this year and going into next year.

In addition to creating this business, I also work full time, am a mom and I, in general, like most people, have a lot of stuff going on all the time that makes me feel like I’ve signed up for a ride on the never-ending crazy train! Mix in all that and it leaves you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and even defeated. At least it does for me. It means, I don’t give myself enough time to relax, refresh or recharge.

That mentality doesn’t just flop for real life, but in business, too. When you have that mindset constantly running, it resonates among your coworkers, your family, and sometimes even your clients.

So what the heck are you supposed to do?!

Find inspiration

Whether I’m looking at some biz coaches Insta, reading The Morning Brew, or pinning my favorite #inspirationalquote, sometimes we just need a kick in the butt to remind us that we have really good ideas or that there are people to help you make those ideas a ‘thing.’

Find your people

I have a friend who is not only a coach for Treehouse but he’s also killing it in the VR gaming industry. When it comes to career questions, ideas, frustrations, accomplishments and I just need someone to talk me through it, he’s one of the first people I text. Why? Because I know he’s going to be real with me and be like that idea is weaksauce or that one could be cool! I value his opinion from a professional level as well as a friendship level. Find your people and reciprocate the encouragement when you can!

Prioritize

All these ideas on blog posts, new creative, email ideas, promotions, ahhh! Where the heck do you start without getting derailed from your crazy train!?! Look at what you’ve got and start with biggest impact to littlest. Works in your home, in your business, life in general. Also, if you ever want to see my list of to-dos, let me know! From virtual organization to physical, I have a ton of ways I stay up to date with what needs to get done!

Write your goals

These almost go hand in hand. Short term and long term achievable goals that you can slash off that list once they’re done. Make sure they’re measurable and as detailed as possible. Simply “grow my business” is too vague. What does that mean? Truly define what it is you wish to achieve and are going to work for!

Take Time Away

So, if you can imagine, this is my hardest piece of advice for me to personally do. I have a very supportive other half who encourages me to do so but I feel like I have a commitment to my children to not. It makes for a grouchy mom/spouse. I spend free time roaming the aisles at the grocery store. This weekend I had the opportunity to take a trip alone to Florida to visit my best friend for her birthday and help her find a wedding dress. No worries about diaper changes, emails, or dance class. Just focusing my time with being with someone I see once a year and enjoying every minute. Know what I did the minute I got on the plane? Took out my laptop, wrote my December and January goals, and then put together a buncchhh of blog post ideas. Even though the trip had zero to do with business I needed it. Hell, I even took my kids to the grocery store WITH me once I got home 😉

I’d love to read your tips on how you get out of a rut so you can relax, recharge and refresh (whether it is for work or personal). Leave a comment and let me know!

Kaela