a healthy asset

Yesterday, I read a great Design*Sponge BizLadies profile of Lucy Feagins of The Design Files, who talked about the trials and triumphs of starting her own business. One of the things she said that stuck with me is that she considered her health a significant asset of her business, because her business can’t run without her. This really resonated with me because I’ve been burning the midnight oil, burning the candle at both ends — basically burning myself out — trying to juggle my numerous projects. And with all those activities, I was leaving out time for my health.

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So, this morning as I woke up sandwiched between my husband and my son (whose been coming into our room in the wee hours of the night recently), I decided to make some changes. First, I grabbed my sneakers and went for a run. Believe it or not, I’ve actually run the Marine Corps Marathon, and love to run for the boundless feeling of freedom it gives me. But, I had stopped making time for it because I felt I was too busy. Then, I removed myself from a group that was taking up a lot of my time, but that I wasn’t passionate about. Then, I sat down to write this.

Going forward, I know that I will have to be more deliberate with my time — focusing on those things that either bring me and my family joy, propel my creative endeavors, or are absolutely necessary — because, yes, health very much is a significant asset.

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