TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where NObody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came…..
Whoaaaaaa, isn’t it supposed to be where EVERYbody knows your name? Absolutely not! Sometimes you simply need to get away from it all, go where no one knows you or wants to ask you anything; a place where your biggest decision for that moment is, “Should I lounge by the pool all day or just most of the day?” Sounds like a foreign concept, right?
Entrepreneurs wear many hats within their business and personal lives. Sometimes the lines become so blurred; it is hard to differentiate where business ends and personal begins. With so many competing obligations we have earned the right to some personal time. I had the pleasure of taking an extended weekend getaway recently to Myrtle Beach. I made a point of not taking any business calls, answering e-mails, or even business posting to social media. I wasn’t particularly burnt out or in dire need of the break but I knew I wouldn’t have the luxury again anytime soon. Plus, I wanted to see if I could really do it.
Here is what I discovered. Day 1 was the hardest. Prior to this trip I couldn’t remember the last time I had done absolutely nothing TTWC related. Day 2, it got a little easier and I started to really relax and enjoy myself. Day 3, clarity came. I always have many ideas for what to do next, but they are rarely fully formed. But on day 3 I saw the ideas clearly and was able to visualize next steps. I wrote everything down, but that was it. I set it aside until I came back home. Day 4, I was relaxed, rejuvenated, and READY! I was more excited than ever to get back home and get back to work.
As entrepreneurs we won’t always be able to take 4 days at a time to disconnect or even 4 hours but taking time away is necessary for you and for business. Start by designating a few minutes each day or a couple hours a week to be “off”. You will be glad you did.
Be sure to come back and tell me all about it too! Be well!