Freedompreneurs have a Lot of Company Right Now
There are so many people suddenly working from home. Many are having to set their own hours, figure out their work space, and navigate their boundaries between laundry, dog-walking, and actual work… for the first time.
Having an at-the-office work week, no matter how soul-sucking it may be, can provide a level of routine stability and accountability that actually makes work-life easier in some ways. So how can we, whether we’re a ‘no-plan-b’ soulpreneur or just temporarily working from home, strike a healthy work/life balance that sustains both us as human animals and the quality of what we offer, in the long term?
For me, the Foundation is Ritual
Here are a few of the ways the ritual practices can help:
Ritual can Help us Transition from one Task to the Next
It might feel weird to move straight from creative copywriting to running an errand or unloading the dishwasher. Or vice-versa.
If we really feel into it we might realize that, energetically, non-conscious transitions like those are allowing our creative energy to leak or become contaminated. The more we ignore that whisper of discomfort the more we might notice the writer’s block setting in, for example.
Having a transition ritual, an example might be three deep breaths and splashing water on your face, can help separate those tasks in an intentional way that honors them both.
Ritual Reminds us that Everything is Sacred
From brushing our teeth to walking the dog to pressing ‘send’ on that email, ritual helps us to stay grounded in gratitude and avoid losing sight of the innumerable blessings in the mundane.
This is a powerful way to continue to ensure you and your business are aligned and blessed for sucess.
Ritual can Provide a Safe Home
It can be a place for us to return to if and when we are at a loss or feeling completely overwhelmed. The next time you’re staring at your computer with thoughts spinning and a sense of panic creeping up into your chest, try stepping away and taking refuge in whatever your go-to ritual may be.
It’s a healthy way to retreat without numbing, imploding, or exploding. It can be the ‘reset button’ you need to tackle that overwhelming stuff again.
If you have a ritual practice that helps you stay aligned in your business or work, I would love to hear about it!