The best thing you can do is take small breaks as often as possible so you can recharge your batteries and prepare yourself for continuing. I used to always be one of those people who made an excuse, saying to myself that “I didn’t have time to take a break.” Sound familiar? Well I discovered after a while, that when I did take a random break in the day, or preferably several, the follow things didn’t happen:
- My business didn’t go down the toilet.
- My clients didn’t leave.
- Nothing detrimental happened!
- I wasn’t left with a pile of overdue assignments.
But what did happen…
- I felt much better.
- I stopped resenting the long hours I was working at that time.
- I could get things done much quicker, and maintained better focus.
- My kids realised I was Mummy and not just the woman emerging from behind the computer at mealtimes.
Taking a break became essential to the success of my business and my sanity! If you’re new to business and still in your ‘getting off the ground’ stage in your first year, please note, whether you take break or not, you’ll probably finish around the same time regardless, so look after yourself, and take that break.
As much as I love you visiting this blog, it’s also really important to me that you get out and get some fresh air. We all need it!
So make an effort, at least every other day, to go outside and move around, and breath in the fresh air, it will make you more productive, healthier and give you a clear mind to think better when you come back to work.
So off you go!
P.S. If you want to take things a few steps further check out this article on what I call Life Appointments – periods of recreational time you work into your day, as part of your schedule. I filmed this while I was living in Spain earlier in 2011.