Take a Break & Come Back Refreshed

from Alice Seba 

Many moms who own their own business will work themselves to death to try and get ahead of the game and grow their business as fast as they can. They fool themselves into thinking that working endlessly at the beginning will help them get to success faster.

Unfortunately this is not always the case. Don??t misunderstand me here; it does take a lot of hard work in the beginning to grow your business. But that hard work should be FOCUSED work??not just working for working??s sake. And it should never come at the price of things like your marriage, time with your kids or your health.

I??ve seen it time and again and even dealt with it myself on occasions. Moms work themselves to the bone, never taking time to just get away when it comes to their business. They become burnt out and find themselves spinning in circles with their tasks in their business and before they know it they??re wondering why the kids and husband are withdrawing from them and why it seems like every time they turn around they??re getting sick.

The worst part amongst all this destruction is that sitting at a computer all day rarely builds your business any faster than carefully planning and scheduling your days. Let??s be serious, the longer we sit at a computer, the more tired we become and our focus is the first to go. We start checking stats, checking out forums, dropping by Facebook and getting lost on Twitter. We aren??t REALLY working at all.

It??s ok to take a break from your business. As a matter of fact, I??m asking you, for the sake of your business, to take a time out and do it frequently.

Just cut off that computer for a day or two each week. And each day, make sure that you schedule and limit your time at the computer. Close the door to the office and spend time doing something (anything) other than business for a change.

Here are a few ideas of things you can do with the time normally spent working.

  • Go to the movies with the kids.
  • Call up a friend and have a girl??s afternoon.
  • Work in your garden.
  • Volunteer at your children??s school.
  • Read a book (one that??s not work related!).
  • Finish those things you??ve been meaning to do around the house.
  • Go all out and fix your spouse??s favorite meal. This gesture will go a long way.
  • Go on a date with your spouse.
  • Plan a mini-vacation.
  • Create a scrapbook or other crafty items.

Breaking the habit of working day in and day out won??t be easy, but it will be worth it. I guarantee that when you come back you??ll find a renewed sense of energy you thought was long gone.

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