Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A Change Can Be as Good as a Rest

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
-- Lily Tomlin

As we enter the summer months, business owners and entrepreneurs should remember the importance of taking time off to recharge and refresh.

Unlike most other lines of work, the entrepreneur is almost always on. Always thinking of the new product under development, the client who needs attention, the opening that needs to be filled, the cash flow that needs to arrive.

Taking a break from business can often be the best thing you can do, paradoxically.

When you unplug for at least a day or two -- no checking e-mail or voice mail, your mind and body have a chance to step back from the daily routine.

When I go on vacation, I make sure that I get at least 8 hours sleep a night, bring non-business books to read, and go for long walks/bicycle rides in new locations to really give myself a chance to recharge and stimulate my mind in relaxing ways.

What works for you?

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