Since talking to people about how I have been feeling recently it’s really helped me find the courage to act. There’s this world we live in where we feel we must look perfect to everyone else and not to worry others by revealing you’re not yourself. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Your friends and family will be there to help you but you must remember, if you’re hiding it and pretending it’s okay, people won’t always pick up on this. It only gets worse if you keep those feelings inside.
It gets worse for you because you put more pressure on yourself to be “perfect” all of the time and it also puts more pressure on your friendships and relationships because you may end up taking things out on others when you don’t mean to.
The best thing for me has been having a dog around. Jasper has literally been my shadow. I thought it was since he had his castration he was much cuddlier, but as it turns out, he became more affectionate and cuddly when he could sense I wasn’t myself.
The love you feel from a dog is just priceless. He sits next to me when I’m eating, watching tv, working, even when I’m sat on the loo…he is always there.
He knows how to cheer me up & knows how to show me love when I need it most.
Working for yourself and working from home being a solopreneur can be very lonely. I’ve noticed that perhaps I’ve not felt myself as much because I’m such a people person and adore being around people. I love to make people smile & I love to laugh and joke…but there’s not much of that I can do when I’m working away with my laptop.
Don’t get me wrong, the freedom and flexibility is amazing but I think I’m really missing human contact. It’s hard to learn to enjoy your company let alone to learn to enjoy it for such long hours every single day.
That’s why I think I’m going to try to work from co-working places as soon as I’m up to date with things. Get a business bestie and work with them somewhere and have that face to face relationship with someone rather than a virtual one. Sometimes it’s just the friendly hug you will receive or just feeling someone else’s presence whilst you’re there. Most of the time you don’t need to be speaking, just to know you have some company I think will be something I will massively benefit from.
I’d love to hear your experiences with being a solopreneur and how you coped without someone by your side to bounce ideas off?
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