Finding Your Kill-Switch: Saved by Daggy-Dancing

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This morning I did a Zumba class with the wicked Janie (instructor). Yup, I’m a self-confessed daggy-dancer. I love the 80′s disco/pop music, it transports me to a place in my 20′s when life was footloose and fancy-free. I love the hall that we dance in, an old 1900′s church in the ecclectic Byron hinterland village of Federal. I love reconnecting with my little girl energy, the freedom to “dance like nobody is watching”. I love the instructor, she’s a gentle and kind soul that woops your arse (into shape) without hesitation. I love the drive home with the party still going on in my head, feeling like I have super-charged my spare-battery, quite literally.

I have been doing Zumba for 18 months now and it has changed me. It’s not just the physical exercise, it’s my way of mentally switching off, letting go and finding the space between my brain cells. In short, it’s my (IKS) Instant Kill-Switch and my weekly saviour.

It’s so important as a business owner to have a regular way to release your Fu-Fu valve, a way to reconnect with your Mojo, a way to rewitness your true essence, a way to let go and jump out of any negative spiral you may have been caught up in that week. Finding your Kill-Switch is crucial to staying on an even keel mentally, the first step to the longevity of your business and essential for your success. If you are not taking active steps to release your pressure valve on a regular basis, you are in the express lane to burn-out, unhappiness and loss.

Do you have an Insant Kill-Switch? What do you do to MENTALLY switch off and save your sanity? Not just physical exercise, what activity do you do to pause the constant barrage of thoughts, tasks and technology that can easily drop you into a state of overwhelm and panic if left to run rampant? 

So that other small business owners may also discover ways to stay strong, clear and focussed, leave a comment below and share what you do to save your sanity? Do I hear you screaming “Sanity for Small Business?”  Like, Share and Comment if you agree?

Francesca Esposito-Rose

Self-Confessed Daggy-Dancer saved by Zumba

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About Francesca

Francesca Esposito-Rose is CEO of SummerHills.com, a successful Australian Retreat. Also Digital Strategist, Business Mentor and Facebook Business Specialist. With extensive experience over many years in corporate and public management and private business ownership, a past life as a geek and too much internet experience to admit in public, she translates Facebook for Business into understandable language that others leave you wondering about. Francesca has a fresh and straight-talking style in both writing and management, getting the job done, quickly, efficiently and successfully.

10 Responses to “Finding Your Kill-Switch: Saved by Daggy-Dancing”

  1. Josheun August 25, 2012 6:23 am #

    Nice 1, cheers for the tip, a timely reminder that I gotta get off my ass and do smoething other than work in my business

    Josheun

  2. Jessika Balm August 25, 2012 9:57 am #

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for sharing..I’m off to thikn about the voice in my business, lots of food for thought :)

    Jessika Balm

  3. Michael Partis August 28, 2012 11:51 am #

    Wonderful blog! you have many helpful hints for aspiring business owners. Appreciate it!

    Michael Partis

  4. ivan slevor August 29, 2012 3:07 pm #

    Nice, i love it when you talk business tips to us, not just facebook.

    ivan slevor

  5. Violet August 29, 2012 11:52 pm #

    Yeah understand the feeling of being stuck in your business. to relax I hang out with my family or walk the dog on the beach, that seems to calm me and I feel refreshed for my business the next day

    Violet

  6. nova S. August 31, 2012 12:21 pm #

    Yes I relax by going for walks, so important to take a break hey? otherwise I end up working a gazillion hours a day and wonder why I’m exhausted. I’ll be contacting you soon Francesca for a mentoring session, I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and you seem like the sort of person I need to learn from ;)

    Nova S.

  7. Michael kors August 31, 2012 1:43 pm #

    I love when you talk about this type of stuff in your posts. Perhaps could you continue to do this? Your thought pieces are magic. I relax by playing golf, if that helps…

    Michael kors

  8. Pixie August 31, 2012 9:33 pm #

    Excellent post. I always struggle to switch off in my business so this is a timely reminder to look after myself;) Thank you and best of luck.

    Pixie

  9. kate September 11, 2012 5:56 am #

    Astonishing article . nourishing for the soul. yes i like zumba too :)

    kate

  10. bob H. September 11, 2012 4:01 pm #

    Very well written post. it’s so important to switch off hey?

    bob H.

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