Are you trying to keep up with what everyone else is doing in life and business and feeling a little like you are on a hamster wheel? I  have so been there.

I shared last week how I felt a bit off and this week I decided to take more time to breathe and get present. Yes I am still working, but I am trying to focus on other elements of my business and stop pushing so hard.

There is a lot of masculine energy needed in running a business. It requires energy and stamina to keep moving a business forward. And if you try to stay in this frame of mind it can lead to burn out.

I am going to share with you 4 ways you can find time to get more ease and flow into your life.

1. Get out of the rat race
I don’t care if you run your own business or work the 9-5 (which we all know really isn’t 9-5) we’re all pushing ourselves to work longer, and harder to try and keep up and move things forward.

One of the reasons we moved from CA to New Zealand was because we were tired of the rat race. I don’t care where you live or what you do for a living there is a race going on and we don’t have to participate.

I believe that there’s a time to push forward and there’s a time to just be and enjoy life. Unfortunately, somewhere along the path we’ve completely ignored this second part.

We all seem to be running a race that literally has no finish line. (tweet this!)

Think about it, do you ever feel like you’ve done enough and that you truly deserve to relax and just not work one day? Or take time for you?

How many of us stay in the “go big or go home mode?”

Can you start setting boundaries for yourself? A way to balance the masculine “push” energy with the feminine “in the flow” energy? I highly encourage you to do this.

2. Have hobbies that have nothing to do with making moneyBrigid Ward, business coach and family
This one has been fairly easy for me, as I have two boys and my husband that keep me hopping on the weekends. As some of you know we spend a lot of time outside enjoying our adventures, including hikes, runs and of course the beautiful beaches here in New Zealand.

And even though we are heading into winter <insert whimper> our sporting season is kicking into high gear. My youngest made the Grade 9 A1 team and he’ll be playing soccer every weekend for the next 6 months. Rain or shine we’ll be there outside in the elements. And my older son started water polo and thats happening every weekend for the next 8 months.

But I have to say it is really fun. We are friends with many of the parents so we enjoy our time together on the sidelines cheering our our boys.

I feel very lucky that I have these committments on my weekend where I not only get to but actually “have” to spend quality time with my family. I take full advantage of my time with my boys, I know they won’t be living at home forever.

I see many of my coaching clients and colleagues who don’t know how to have fun. They don’t have any fun hobbies outside of their business that they enjoy doing like painting, or hiking or scrapbooking. And every book they read is a business book.

They spend most of their days and nights working on their businesses and trying to figure out how to get to the next level. I get this, but I see burn out if something doesn’t change soon.

I highly, highly encourage you to find something that you can do just because it’s fun. (tweet this!) Is there something that you would love to start doing in your life? Take some time and think about it and then do it. Don’t forget to let me know what you did. I’d love to celebrate with you. =)

3. Stop waiting for everything to be perfect
This one has been a big one for me in the past. I used to have to have everything perfect and I would work 12 hours on something until it was just right. Well I gave that up awhile ago and decided that I can’t be bothered to have everything be perfect.

I have some key strategic elements that must be done in my business and I have other non-essential pieces that aren’t urgent and thus don’t need to be done straight away. It isn’t going to ruin my business. And they do not need to be perfect. My message to you is to start and launch before you are ready. It doesn’t have to be perfect. (tweet this!)

4. Stop taking everything so seriously
I used to be way more serious in my life until I met my husband who showed me just how easy it is to laugh at life and most importantly at myself.

Life and business is meant to be fun. So go have FUN! (tweet this!)

Brigid Ward, Business CoachYou’re here to laugh OUTLOUD! I can’t tell you how many times I laugh outloud in a day.

I want you to call up your favorite friend and have a laugh. Or schedule a date night and just have some fun with your partner.

Life is meant to be enjoyed and cherished. As far as we know, we are given one life to live, so let’s live it to the fullest and smile a whole lot more and have some laughs.

Where can you take things a little less seriously and bring a little more joy and laughter into your life? Pull up some YouTube videos and just laugh. Here is one that had me in stitches. This babies laugh seriously made all of us in my house giggle. Who doesn’t laugh when a baby has such an infectious laugh.

My point in writing this post is that you can take it easy, get into the flow and truly have more ease in your life.

It’s at your finger tips. You just need to seek it out and believe you deserve to have it.

If you are ready to have a lot more fun and ease infused into your life, then by all means sign up for a Business Clarity call with me.