I know from personal experience that being a B&B owner can be exhausting at times!

You often get to the end of the day and feel totally drained. That’s ok because at that point you can escape from guests, put your feet up and unwind.

But what happens when you feel drained in the middle of the day? That’s not so good!

Often, we just need a “boost” to keep us going, especially when we’re working with deadlines and important tasks.

So how do you boost your mental energy when it’s low?

I think everybody has different methods for this.

These are the ones that work for me:

1.    Listen to music that pumps you up

The fastest and easiest way for me to give myself a boost is to put on a good old dance song.  This often involves cranking up a tune that I can sing at the top of my lungs and having a little dance party by myself!

Dancing and music immediately energise me, so that’s one thing that I always do. 

One thing I recommend though – first check that all your guests are out if you’re going to try this! 😊

2.    Read feedback from people

The second thing that I do is I love reading testimonials or case studies.

I also enjoy reading comments from clients and students who are achieving great results.

This connects me to the “why?” of my business.

I’m doing this because I want to help people. I want to serve B&B owners.

Reading their success and the momentum that they’re creating in their business fires me up!

3.    Connect with your BIG “Why?”

What’s your big “why?” – why do you do what you do?

For me, my BUSINESS is designed to serve B&B owners but my LIFE is designed to spend time with my hubbie and daughter.

Sharing experiences with the people who matter most is what I live for. It’s my BIG “why?”.

It’s easy to second-guess ourselves as business owners. Sometimes we resent the responsibility it brings and we find ourselves wishing for something more simple and stable.

When I’m feeling this way, I remind myself that my business allows me and my family to enjoy freedom and opportunities that wouldn’t be available if I worked a “regular” job.

Thinking about this brings me right back into focus. It energises me and makes me remember why I’m doing this.

Remember the benefits that working for ourselves truly gives us!

Until next time, remember …

There’s probably a million little ways to give yourself a boost. These are the ones that work for me but I’m sure you’ve got your own ways to boost your energy when it’s low!

Stephanie x