I'm a retired MD after 30 wonderful years, now an entrepreneur with an executive wellness coaching practice. So far, so good - although my business is still pretty new at 2 years in. THEN, this year, I wound up diagnosed with RA and there is so much to learn with this(!)
The fatigue factor is enormous, as I have read from so many here. I’m learning to catch my first signs of this deep and almost painful fatigue we tend to get, and then just stop what I’m doing and just lie this body down. 15 to 30 minutes will often do it and I can get going again, sometimes I need more.
If I try to “power through” it’s no good at all. The whole day winds up in the heap. That seems so opposite to how I’ve always worked!
Fortunately, for those of us who work from home, we do get a few breaks’, compared to those employed by others. I’m my own boss so nobody to explain this to. I’m pretty social at work but most of this is on zoom these days, so that’s another break. I guess we can “do whatever we want” at work, but then there is that bottom line.
For those of us who are entrepreneurs/business owners, we’re responsible for everything, aren’t we? We’re the only ones to bring earnings in. A certain kind of pressure all its own.
Anyone here entrepreneurs or business owners? I’ll bet you’ve learned some tricks to share!