Ever let the stress of running a business get the best of you? As small business owners, we are constantly pulled in several directions. If things are not kept in perspective, it can become overwhelming very quickly.
As you may or may not know, Handmade Loves is going through a huge growth spurt and we are going to be offering a variety of new (and free) resources for makers. In preparing for the changes, I was becoming more and more stressed. Then it dawned on me. I have been setting false deadlines. Of course, I want to keep things moving, but I had to step back and realize: I’m just one person. No one is expecting me to get things done today. I was putting pressure on myself.
Always in search of ways to remain calm, happy, and healthy, I found these strategies helpful:
Happy New Year, friends! We are so excited for what’s in store for you and Handmade Loves in 2016!
One of our favorite additions in 2015 has been our guest bloggers, so what better way to kick off the new year than with an amazingly uplifting submission by Laura Jane.
Stay inspired, keep growing, and stop doubting!
Take Your Etsy Shop from 0 to 100 Sales!
Our friends at The Handmade Seller are offering a free, 6-week training and no, there aren’t any strings attached!
Sink + Soak creates handmade soaps, bath bombs, lotions and more all from natural healthy ingredients made in wine country, Livermore, California.
Their soaps are made using a cold processed method. In their shop, you will find artisan soaps, vegan soaps, natural soaps, fun scented soaps and other bath products. Their handmade goods are made in small batches to ensure freshness and many are made to order.
Made in their kitchen, these handcrafted, cold processed soaps are Dorothy Lewis’s, Sink + Soap’s owner, passion. Nature, desserts, coffee, teas and aromatherapy inspire her and she aims to turn bath time into your own personal spa and sanctuary… and that’s exactly what her soaps did for us!