Power Naps and Lessons Learned

Hooboy… that awkward moment when you were going to take a power nap and then fall asleep, hard, for about 4 hours. *cringe*

I’ve spent the last three weeks pretty much tied to my computer during the day because I have been doing “client care” for a couple of telesummits and I was answering emails and responsible for being available via live text chat. And I realized this week that one of the parts of working at home that I like the best is that if I want to get up and wander around or take care of housekeeping things or take a “time out” and soak in the tub for a bit, I can do that. For the last three weeks, I haven’t been able to do that and I’ve been anxious and stressed and instead of being in love with what I do, I’ve counted the minutes until I could log off of the “live” support for the night.

I’ve found, as an entrepreneur, that sometimes defining what you want to be doing comes from being clear on the things that you DON’T want to do. I knew when I started out on my own that receptionist services or any sort of phone support just wasn’t something I wanted to be doing. It ended up being sort of “snuck into” the list of tasks for one of my first clients, when I was at the point where it would have been pretty devastating to walk away from a client, and I gave it a try for a couple of months, but it was, ultimately, a deal-breaker.

Anyhow, lesson learned and now I get to get back to what passes for normal and back to building a life I love.