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As you may already know (my dear IG friends). I take 'caring for myself' quite seriously. Small business does not just run itself. But we need to learn not to run ourselves mad. 

It's Monday morning, you hear the order labels printing in the background, the kettle boiling, that crisp smell of ground coffee and you realise that it will be one hell of a long day.

Questions like 'how am I gonna get everything done? I need to organise that pile of cards and prints, I need to prepare for new product launch, there's that custom order I need to finish off today, oh and I totally forgot about that family meeting! How is it 6pm already?!'

Overworking myself became normal and I felt that guilt creeping up every time I allowed myself to rest.

Welcome to my little creative chaos!

This was exactly me when I just started this business one year ago. I have never been a very organised person, but this was a time, when I had to take charge of things. Just for my own sanity you know. I had to take control.

So I started taking care of myself. I put myself first, Because I had to be healthy and have a clear head in order to create good work. 

Here are the top 10 things that helped me to stay focused and healthy and filled my days with productivity.