MINDSET SERIES: Find Balance Using The 8+8+8 Framework

Conversation with Pia Burman

Feeling tired? It’s probably because you’re doing too much or attempting to do it all as an entrepreneur, a partner, a parent, a friend and the other countless hats you’re wearing.

It’s exhausting and incredibly hard to find balance with it all. That’s why I’m glad to bring you my guest, Pia Burman, who talks about the 8+8+8 framework that she uses to find balance in her life.

*Note: This is Part 2 of a 4-part Mindset series. Over the course of these 4 weeks I’m bringing you episodes related to your mindset as an entrepreneur, running your amazing yoga business.

Check out the previous episode here:

Episode 149: Marketing is Relational, Not Transactional

Pia is a yoga teacher, dance teacher and overall advocate for wellness. She found that she struggles with finding balance and it has led to stress and anxiety in her life. This was kicked up a notch when she became an entrepreneur.

I know you’re probably wondering what finding balance that has to do with mindset, but we are often overwhelmed with messages of “do, do, do”, “take action” and “hustle” and that’s not the mindset we need as an entrepreneur.

What we need is a better time management mindset!

I’m thrilled to share my conversation with Pia today because learning more about this helped me in real time, and I know it’s going to be a game-changer for you too.

Let’s jump in!

**This was also a podcast episode (episode #150). Use the player below if you'd prefer to listen to this message.

Finding balance with 8+8+8 Framework

"It's a real struggle to balance how much you work, how much you have time off, how much you sleep, and all of those things." - Pia Burman

"When I first started out, I worked all the time. Then I would teach yoga and dance in the evenings and weekends, and all of a sudden there wasn't any room left to do anything else but work." - Pia Burman

Pia's 8-8-8 framework is a simple formula: Split your 24 hours in a day into 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of free time to do whatever you want.

Pia started out by scheduling out the sections of 8 hours in her calendar so she could intentionally plan ahead.

"As an entrepreneur, you can work all day every day, so you need to set some boundaries for yourself and to see that there is time left to do other things." - Pia Burman

Tip: When blocking out your calendar, start with sleep and what’s already scheduled (such as your yoga classes or meetings), then self-care and the rest of your free time. After that, then you can work in the admin tasks, content creation, bookkeeping, marketing tasks, etc.

Permission to break up the 8 hours

You don’t have to work 8 hours straight or for rest 8 hours straight. You can split it up in whatever way works best for you. Find ways to break up your rest time so you can fill your own cup.

If you don’t find ways to take care of yourself, you will burn out and not be able to enjoy the benefits of being an entrepreneur!

"You are worthy of taking breaks." - Pia Burman

Often the first thing to go when things are more stressful is self-care, but that’s the thing that helps you when things are stressful.