What is Well-being?
Well-being is a word that covers a lot of ground.
A better way of thinking about well-being is as a pie; a whole made up of many pieces.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summons up the definition in an easy to read list. The CDC states,
- Physical well-being
- Economic well-being
- Social well-being
- Development and activity
- Emotional well-being
- Psychological well-being
- Life Satisfaction
- Engaging activities and work (cdc.gov)
And why would a solopreneur need that?
I’ll spit it out. As
The success of our business will often come before our health, our relationships, our sanity, and our sleep cycles.
We all want to be successful and make a difference, and we’ll plug away at it until we burn out. Or even worse accidentally sabotage everything we’ve sacrificed for the business until eventually, the business isn’t safe.
I’m not trying to be all doom and gloom here, which leads to the point of this blog.
The Solopreneur life is rough. There is too much to do and never enough time.
Bad habits slowly creep up. Whether it’s pulling all-nighters, 14 hour days/7 days a week, neglecting your personal life, skipping meals, or any number of other needs, you will eventually reach burnout.
You can’t be useful to yourself, your business, or your loved ones if you are just barely functioning on a daily basis.
It’s especially important to infuse self-care and plenty of sleep into your life.
A well-rested brain is a productive brain, and I hope you join me in making well-being a priority in your life.
At least, that’s my view. Chances are if you’re here, you think so too.
I choose to travel down the stressful path of the solopreneur.
Well, the groundwork is anything but easy. It’s been exhausting (my already delicate sleep pattern pays the price), not without setbacks or anxiety, and at times I feel like giving up.
You know what? I’m glad I decided to start this journey.
Because, for every win, it feels amazing knowing that I did that with my skill and effort.
I’m a Pinterest Virtual Assistant. I had a Pinterest account for many years and already loved Pinterest. Creating helpful boards was something I was already doing. Thus, I was intrigued about uniting Pinterest with a service based business. Before long, I started my Pinterest Virtual Assistant journey.
I’m a mom of two funny school-aged kids plus one spoiled tabby cat.
Thanks for stopping by!
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. “Well-Being Concepts | HRQOL | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 Oct. 2018, www.cdc.gov/hrqol/wellbeing.htm.