I Need Some Help

Last Update: August 03, 2020

Ok, so I know that we are all going through a tough time, its been going on for a while now. I have weathered most of the storm and worked through things but have come up against a bit of a brick wall.

My daughter had a new baby 6 weeks ago, so I went to Finland to help her. She also has an 18 month old so I knew that I would have trouble finding any time to myself to work. I accepted the challenge and told myself that I would do my best but not get caught up in the stress if I ended up not being able to do much.

Well as predicted it was tough. I managed to talk with my daughter about the social media aspect of a business I want to start in the natural cosmetics market and talked through an issue I had with the packaging for one of my products.

But Ive been home a week now, and have done precicely nothing with my MMO website. I do have an excuse in the fact that I spent the whole week helping my husband with relocation issues for his business. He works as a doctor in a private hospital in the UK but his service has been decimated by the fact that the private hospitals are still under the control of the national health service and he needs to relocate his business. There are various approvals he has to get, so I spent the week supporting him and dealing with the various issues to get that approval. We still have a few hoops to jump through, but getting there,

These are not excuses, but feel like they are.

But today, having done a bit more hoop jumping, I am in front of my laptop raring to go... but I cant focus..

I think I have all the things going through my head that I need to do, that I havent done over the last month, that I need to do, but I cant get them straight in my head. I dont know whether to go back a month on SAC and reset or forget what I have missed and start from here.

Whilst I know its not a great idea to have two businesses running at the same time, the natural cosmetic one will be easy to do once I have these first few teething problems sorted and my husband will be good to go very soon. But I cant seem to get my head straight

I have bought myself a content creator planner which will take me a few days to get to grips with, but even that `i cant decide if I should take the few days and understand it or just get on writing.

Hoping for some solid suggestions on what to do with my feathery brain right now.


Thankyou!

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JeannineC Premium
You've gone through so much in such a short time, give yourself a break! Take a few days to just breathe!

Your websites will still be here. WA will still be here. You won't lose any ground by taking a break, and when you do get back to work, you'll be much more productive if you take a grown-up time out. That's one of the best things about working online; you can set your own schedule - not just what hours of the day, but what days of the week or month!

Spend a couple of days reading, enjoying a cup of tea, taking some nice long walks and perhaps a nap or two. You've earned all of those things. Enjoy!
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Helen123 Premium
Thankyou Jeannine, I always find it hard to do my own thing, almost as if it’s wasting time.
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JeannineC Premium
I know exactly what you mean. It's in our inherent nature. That's why I wanted to make sure you felt like you had permission to take a break! So give that gift to yourself.
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Helen123 Premium
Thankyou!
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Helen.
Sounds like you have been under a lot of pressure recently which can make it difficult to focus on your business again.
Rather than put yourself under pressure to "create something for your business" it might be a better idea to create a plan of action so that you have a clearer idea of what needs to be done.
I always find that time spent planning saves time wasted wondering what to do next.

Good luck
Dave
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Helen123 Premium
I was thinking about this earlier, maybe plan this week what I’m going to do going forward rather than rushing into panic Blog writing.
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Linda103 Premium
You have had a very busy time Helen, it's no wonder you can't focus, its tough having so many things going on at once.
Let everyone else do their own thing for a couple of days and you take some time out. Relax, focus on you, maybe have a pampering session, read a book or whatever else you enjoy.
A couple of days of not focussing on problems will hopefully do the trick and set you back on track.
Take care.
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Helen123 Premium
Thanks Linda, very sensible suggestion. A bit of time doing nothing, forgotten what that’s like!
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Linda103 Premium
So easy to forget what time to yourself is like.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Hi Helen, it's a holiday you need! If you are all hyped up for the cosmetics then you should go for it, as you won't settle until you get at it and the information will just flow for you I'm sure.
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Helen123 Premium
I flit from one thing to another but I think getting it up and running will be a relief.
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Joes946 Premium
Helen, start where you’re at. Don’t try to tackle too many things at once, or all will fall.
You’ve been through a lot... you can do this.
Joe
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Helen123 Premium
Thanks Joe, you are right, its the juggling thats tiring me out. Im going to make a list and set a schedule in my diary, an easy few weeks to get back in.
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Joes946 Premium
Take your time Helen. You can’t make up “lost” time. Be thankful you were able to help your daughter and husband. That time is priceless.
Joe
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Helen123 Premium
Thankyou Joe, so many positives I ignored.
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