How driven are you as a business owner?

You’d probably give yourself a 10, wouldn’t you?

You’re too focused on the results so you do better at everything because you want to feel safe.

And when things don’t go exactly your way, you tend to be too hard on yourself. 

This pursuit of better actually ends up ruining your happiness – in other words – self-sabotage.

Here are five ways you reclaim your happiness:

1. Notice your truth.

Humans always lean towards the familiar whether good or bad. But you have to seek your truth and in order to do this, you have to practice gratitude, meditate, and start journaling.

2. Achieve balance.

When you are in meditation or when you’re riding a unicycle, you’re in a constant state of course direction. That’s what balancing means – you’re course-correcting this process. 

3. Focus on the process and trust the process.

If you don’t have a process for something, then it’s just impulse and emotion. Through meditation techniques of gentleness and hyperfocus, you begin to direct your focus on what’s happening than on what’s going to happen and this allows you to come back to your process.

4. Be able to catch it sooner and have grace for yourself.

Driven people are almost always hard on themselves. Be able to catch this sooner. Take a breath gently. Look at your process and look at how you can improve your process. Grace means accepting that you do feel better when you get present instead of feeling that you don’t deserve to feel good. 

If you want to learn more about how you can create a process, check out the Diary of a Doer Podcast