I have found that in being self employed, I tend to take slow times personally. The result of this is that when I’m not working on a big important project, I feel like a failure. It sounds worse than is and is actually rather common among those of us who type of work comes in waves or seasons. My goal has been to either always have new projects coming up or if that is not possible, to use the downtime productively instead of wallowing in self pity.
However, right now I am in the midst of a string of one big project after another combined with an average of 2 shows a week. The projects are business, personal and philanthropic in nature and pretty varied but I’m still feeling exhausted right now. I understand that I can’t go full throttle at all times, but am so afraid that if I loose the momentum, I won’t get it back for awhile. Being busy and working on many projects effectively gets more projects going so I’m worried it will create a slump that I can’t afford to be in.
Does anyone else go though this or something similar with owning your own business? How do you deal with the balance of full speed and rest, I would love to hear your thought!