JUST MY OPINIONIs it too late to say "Happy New Year"?
It’s been a while since we checked in with you. If you’re feeling a little overworked these days, it’s probably not your imagination. I mean, it’s February, and the holidays feel like they happened a year ago!
Global industry trends show that bid and proposal work is on the rise. The economy is playing catch-up, and we are competing globally. As a result, businesses need to drive sales. What this means is – it isn’t going to slow down.
Bids and proposals are hard work. They’re also essential to your business
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. The hours are long, the deadlines are fast approaching, and you’re always trying to keep an eye on your competitors’ latest moves.
But how can you expect to be at your best if you don't take care of yourself?
We all know that taking care of yourself is crucial. But what does that mean?
The key is balance. It’s about ensuring you do everything possible to stay mentally and physically healthy. And if you’re a winning professional, it’s even more important: your health affects your ability to do your job well, making all the difference in winning contracts.
So here are some tips for taking care of yourself while you’re working on bids and proposals:
- Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. It’s easy to get caught up in work and forget that sleep helps us refresh our brains and bodies so we can do it all again tomorrow.
- Take breaks throughout the day. Taking breaks from work will keep your mind fresh. And yes, even if it means getting up from your desk for a few minutes every hour or two!
- Eat lunch away from your desk. Make this a social activity with friends or do something that grounds you—it’s important for mental health!
As a business grows, we need to remember to take time to care for ourselves and our teams. Taking care of yourself and your team will drive better value faster and increase sales!
How will you take care of yourself and your team today, this month and this year?