The summer period is almost over. Have you taken a break from your business? I know that I may not be making sense to some of you, but believe me, taking a vacation might actually do you â€“ and your business â€“ more good rather than if you stayed at work all throughout the summer months.
How so? We all know how running a business â€“ no matter what size it is â€“ can take its toll. The daily stress of having to deal with every little detail in the business, not to mention all the responsibility on the ownerâ€™s shoulders, is certainly not good on even the toughest of people. As such, taking breaks from work is a very important thing.
Even if you own your business, you cannot expect yourself to be at the top of your game if you work at least 12 hours day, 7 days a week. Even if you decrease those figures to 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, you will still be headed for burn out.
As such, going on vacation should really be on your list. It does not even have to be a â€œgrandâ€ vacation. You can opt for a â€œstay-cation,â€ wherein you do not travel to go on a break. The bottom line is that you UNPLUG yourself during this period.
Stay away from your mobile phone, from your laptop, from the Internet â€“ anything that might tempt you to check up on how business is doing. Give yourself this work-free time. You deserve and need it; and so does your business.
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Originally posted on August 22, 2009 @ 3:58 pm