Self-care tip #2 – Value your own time, money, and resources.
We’ve all been brought up (well, most of us anyway) to care about others more than ourselves, even if it means self-sacrifice. And while that makes us good people, sometimes we have to prioritise ourselves.
Think about a regular workday – how often do people interrupt your work to ask you for your time, money, or your resources, thus distracting us from our more pressing priorities? How often do you set your priorities aside for others?
Try creating a short list of 3 important things you want to achieve, first thing in the morning before you start work. When someone comes to you for something, ignore the impulse to say YES to everything and evaluate how it will affect your ability to honour your own priorities.
If you run your own bookkeeping business, honour the value, impact, and contribution you bring to your clients and ignore the urge to lower your fees or offer more for less.