The hottest buzz word in female entrepreneurship? It isn’t sales. It isn’t launching. It isn’t even marketing… it’s self-care!
Self-care is integral to every single human being, but as female entrepreneurs always on the go, without set working hours, who could in theory work 24/7… self-care becomes even MORE important!
Self-care is something that I definitely overlooked when I was in the beginning stages of my entrepreneurship journey. Don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying I slacked on the basics. But self-care goes so far beyond the basics of brushing your teeth and hair in the morning… it comes to how fully we love and honor our needs from a multidimensional perspective. It’s about how we love ourselves and care for our needs in multiple areas.
We need to take the time to really honor our needs from multiple perspectives to ensure we’re caring for our full sense of self.
A big piece of this self-care comes down to mindset work, which I’ve rapidly learned since being in the online space. I don’t even know if ‘mindset’ is a word I really uttered until I saw just how major it was to how we show up as female entrepreneurs.
Dedication to our mindset and giving ourselves time and space for that is the ultimate act of self-care. Especially this year!
2020 has been an incredibly unpredictable and challenging year for everyone worldwide, so here are a couple of tips I have for self-care, particularly for this holiday season…
Self Care Ideas For The Holidays…
Now, of course, self-care goes far beyond making sure you take a break this holiday season. Self-care is something that you need to carry with you every single day as an entrepreneur, especially as we move into a new year!
Here is a list of my own personal favorite self-care activities that you can feel free to try out as you begin your own mindset and self-care practice! These are self-care practices that I personally use almost every single day in my own business!
Self Care Ideas for the Everyday…
I love to mention the final point about getting creative, because it’s so essential as entrepreneurs that we give ourselves time to really nurture our creative side just for fun! We can get so caught up in the daily grind of serving our clients so fully that this can fall to the wayside… but it’s SO important that we keep our own creative flame alive!
As you move into the New Year, turn that creativity flashlight inward towards your own business and consider your visual brand presence. The New Year is a perfect time to really evaluate your visual brand (or to finally take care of building it once and for all!)
Why not get crafty and try out my moodboard template? This is a fun and creative way to start your new year in business. A major piece of self-care is feeling at peace with your business moving into the year ahead.
I love the moodboard activity because it gives you the opportunity to be creative on behalf of your business, while also getting an essential element of the branding and design process checked off your to-do list!
As a branding and website designer, this is one of the first core activities I undertake with my clients, once we have dug deeper into the bigger reason behind why they do what they do. If you need some own clarity on your visual brand identity, the moodboard is a fabulous place to start!
In the meantime, go enjoy your holiday season, have a very happy new year, and don’t forget about the importance of self-care as a female entrepreneur! It’s a game-changer my friends!