Taking Breaks from Business to Rest and Rejuvinate
Tip #358 - Gimme a Break
Dear Tip of the Weeker,
I'm writing this Tip from my office before we leave on a vacation. Soon we will be relaxing in the sun with a Margarita in hand, and happy as CAN BE!
In the spirit of well-deserved breaks, I'm going to dig into the Retail Mastery System and pull out a quick piece that applies to all of us.
Dedicated and devoted business people often have a hard time taking breaks from the businesses they have worked so hard to build. But it is very important.
Be okay with working for a couple of hours and then take a clean break and clear your mind.
Stretch, meditate, get some air, take a walk, and get some water. Don't fill up your break with things like returning emails, text messages, or phone calls, surfing the net, or talking to your employees about business. This just hypes you up and doesn't allow you to fully unwind.
Unplug and relax, and when you get back on task, you'll do higher quality work.
You also need to take longer breaks (like weekends or a couple of days during the week) as well as periodic vacations.
Time away from your business is time to renew your creativity, reinvigorate your spirit, and keep you connected to the many things (other than your business!) that matter in life. If all you do is work, your perspective narrows and your imagination is stunted, and that's not a good thing for your business or your life!
There's a guy we know who hadn't taken a vacation for eighteen years. When he finally did take two weeks off with his wife, the relief was so intense he decided to close his store.
We'd like to suggest that you take regular time off AND keep your business!
Wishing you great sales and lots of fun,