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  • Writer's pictureBianca Crowe

Would You Rate Your Work Habits 10/10?

Read this if you are actually living a life of burn out ...


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As entrepreneurs, we all share the same dream: to achieve the goals we set out to achieve with our businesses. Those goals look different for everyone: for one person it might be buying a lake house, for the next it’s staying home with the kids!


But one thing’s for certain: achieving goals without burning out is a balancing act. 


I've spent years of my life juggling countless tasks and feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day. I was on the road to burnout-ville, big time.


It took lots of reading, reframing, and experimentation to truly understand the value of setting priorities and margin in my day. It has been a game changer in my life and my family’s life—and I want that for you, too!


Here are a few concepts, strategies, and resources I’ve refined over the years to not just survive the workweek, but thrive:


Setting priorities

The truth is, not everything on your to-do list is equally important. Identify your top three most critical tasks—those that directly impact your goals—and tackle them first. Once you've got these out of the way, everything else becomes much easier to manage. 


Creating margin

Margin is essentially breathing room in your schedule. It's tempting to pack every minute with tasks, but without margin, you're setting yourself up for stress and burnout. Block off time for breaks, unplanned tasks, or simply to recharge. This not only boosts your productivity but also keeps your mental health in check. I get last minute client requests with my retainer clients daily, and it’s nice not to feel panicky about how I’m going to fit that into my workweek. 


Use tools or apps to block off "margin" time in your calendar

This practice helps you create the habit of margin I talked about above.


Learn to say no

Not every opportunity or task is worth your time.


End your day by reflecting on what you've accomplished and setting up for the next day

Never end your day wondering, “Did I even accomplish anything today?!” This way, you can look back and see how much you actually did get done.


Conduct a “task dump” every morning

Compile tasks that take 5-10 minutes or less, then tackle them all within an hour. It’s way less overwhelming than seeing 10 to-dos, when in reality they don’t take much time to accomplish. 


Remember, your to-do list will literally never end

Ever. So don’t stress about trying to tick every box in one day. What cannot be done today can always be done tomorrow. 


Fav resources on the subject:

The Hustle Sanely Podcast, all about creating an intentional life by building healthy routines and schedules that support your priorities.

To Hell with the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke, on reclaiming the most important, meaningful aspects of your daily life.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer, on staying emotionally and spiritually healthy in our modern society.


I hope incorporating these strategies makes your workflow more manageable and enjoyable! And if you find yourself thinking, “These sound great, but I honestly just need someone to support me in accomplishing my marketing tasks” then inquire here and let’s chat about my services >>


Let’s hit our goals and take care of ourselves in the process—that’s why we started our businesses in the first place, isn’t it?



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