5 Tips to Cultivate more Flow And Less Grind.
As Entrepreneurs we’re forced into a world of “rise and grind”, which can feel like we have to push ourselves at all costs to get stuff done. The grind is real, because the consequences are real, however how we approach the grind is changing.
If you’re in business or preparing to start a business, you know the reality for Entrepreneurs is that there’s always more to do than we have time for… I get it, however when we’re pushing ourselves beyond our limits, working dozens of hours beyond the standard work week the gains just aren’t there in the long term. You might do 15 hours today, but then lose 2 days of being effective as a result.
Being “busy” (without consideration for quality output) like it’s some sort of award, in my opinion has become foolish and an unconscious way to approach doing business as it compromises so many other things that are important to fundamental wellbeing and our wellbeing is interconnected with our performance and the quality of our output as well as our life.
What I am suggesting to you is that let’s not compromise your wellbeing as you build your business… there is a means for us to “have our cake and eat it too”. Build a business using flow, from the space of fundamental wellbeing.
But how do you do that?
Here are 5 tips to help you develop a practice of creating a business without the rise and grind:
- Develop a daily practice. And do it daily. Meditation, yoga, Qigong, whatever it might be. We need a practice of controlling our attention or else we get drawn into the busyness of the mind and the world.
- Plan tomorrow / today. As the last thing you do before you finish your work day, plan out your tomorrow, scheduling time for the projects which are important to your business growth. This will ensure you are working on what’s important to you and not reacting to the noise and demands of those around us.
- Exercise discipline around checking emails and social accounts. If the first thing you do in the morning is check your emails/social accounts, your attention is already drawn into consumption mode, consuming other people's content and out of producing mode. You’re giving away your power (your attention) as soon as you wake up.
- Schedule breaks throughout the day to check emails and social accounts and be disciplined around keeping to those times. This will help keep you in flow.
- Take regular breaks throughout the day, to let go of the tension that arises. A quick meditation, walk, stretch.
You’ll be surprised at how much more productive you are, time you have and how much better you feel with a few simple practices which help guard your attention for what’s truly important.
Added: April 3, 2020, 2:46 pm