Self-Care as a Business Owner (Thoughts + Video)

As a business owner, it’s entirely possible you forget to take care of yourself. Or you take care of yourself in fits and starts. Or you find yourself working a crazy amount, then burning out for the next week or so. Maybe this sounds familiar to you, or maybe it’s just me? (yikes!)

August is often a time when the world takes a holiday, yet this year that’s not possible for many of us as the pandemic rolls across the globe. Which means we need to look at other ways to take care, like letting yourself reflect on what taking care truly means. All of this feels especially poignant now: as a business owner you’re often taking care of your clients, and if you’re burned out, who’ll take care of them then?

During August, join me in hitting the pause button and exploring what self-care means.

What does it mean to take care of yourself?

What does it mean to take care of your business, and your clients?

What if your business took care of you?!

Watch this video for more thoughts on this topic; I look forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences as we explore this theme, and please take care of yourself today!


  1. Lupe Wood on August 13, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Kris, this is so perfect!! I started my August self care month on 8/4. C.J. asked us to remember our best vacation and how it inspired us. For me, it’s always been the peace and restoration of Hawaii. I put up Hawaiian leis around my office, and they will stay up through August. I am spending each day journaling for inspiration. No new clients (but still seeing the ones I have), no writing (but still working on a Mastermind with a colleague). I’m slowing down for perspective and inspiration. Already, one week in, it’s been a game changer.

    • Kristine Carey on August 14, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      That’s so great to hear, Lupe! I love that you’re giving yourself permission to take it slow and do what feels best; perspective and inspiration are the true care and feeding of us as business owners. Enjoy 🙂

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