12 Dec 11 New Years Resolutions for the Boutique Owner
Can you believe we are already approaching the end of 2018? I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year completely flew! Now with the hustle and bustle of year-end, along with clearing out inventory, buying gifts for my family & planning for 2019—I am exhausted!
So naturally, we have put together a list of 10 new years resolutions for you, the owner, to focus on in the new year! As moms, wives, and employers it’s important to focus on yourself as well as others! You can’t pour from an empty bucket.
Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking water has lots of benefits, but one of the major ones is added boosted energy, which I would imagine all of us need!
Working out sometimes seems like it’s impossible to do with the long list of all the other things you must do as a boutique owner, but it has so many benefits! For starters, it’s amazing at helping with anxiety–which I’m sure would be a benefit to a lot of us, myself included!
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Block Off Time From Work
Make sure you are taking time to disconnect from work & take time to relax. Owning your own business can be fun but also it can consume your life. It’s important that you set boundaries within your business to make sure you have time to decompress.
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Find a Book That Excites You
Not only is reading a good book one of the most relaxing things you can do for yourself, but it also is great for improving your memory as well as focus & concentration. Take all of these benefits, pick up your favorite Rachel Hollis book, and you have a recipe for a healthy mind & body.
Take Time to Do Something You Enjoy
Make sure you are taking time to do things, outside of work, that you enjoy. It’s important that as a business owner, you are taking the time to disconnect from the everyday stress of your boutique.
Photo: Jess Lea Boutique
Take A Weekend (or more) Trip
Do something different, go to a vineyard, plan a girls trip, take a long weekend to the Caribbean. Do something that you haven’t done before, something that doesn’t involve work.
Pay Yourself, Even if it’s a Little Bit
I think one of the biggest mistakes I made at the beginning of owning my store was that I didn’t pay myself anything. Everyone may not feel this way but I’m pretty adamant that all your hard work needs to be rewarded, even if it’s $50 a week.
Photo: Morning Goldie
Make Plans & Catch up with Friends
Make time with friends & loved ones a priority, plan to put away your phone and relax.
Take a Nap
I know, it sounds crazy. I’m the worst at using my free time to take care of myself, most of the time I’ll throw in a load of laundry or wash the dishes, pick up the toys. If you have 30 minutes, use it to take a nap. Just 20-30 minutes will your mood, alertness & performance in the day to day activities!
Photo: Blushe Boutique
Take some items off your list in 2019 if you can, often times we think that we are the only ones that can handle life/ the business but that’s the quickest way to get burned out. Make a list of your responsibilities and see if you can hand any of them off to an employee, a babysitter or your partner.
Create a Vision Board
What are your goals and dreams for 2019? How do you want to make others feel, what is the legacy you want to leave, and where is your big vision headed? Map it out on a board in your office so you can stay excited and focused on it daily. The more you see it, feel it and believe it, the more you will naturally take action toward your highest vision.
What are some items you have on your resolution list for 2019? Comment below and let us know!