It’s the beginning of the summer vacation season and a time that marks the middle of the year. Summer time has famously been the time when everyone takes a break from work and the mundane in their life to just lay back and enjoy what they’ve worked so hard for. However, being your own boss has made many of us less likely to take a break for various reasons. Here are a few reasons why you must take a vacation especially when you’re your own boss.
- Vacations offer you the ability to step away from your work/business and give your brain and body a rest. As we move away from running our businesses or working we give ourselves the time to realign our thoughts and to refocus ourselves. It also gives our bodies the opportunity to rest so that we will feel reinvigorated on our return.
- Vacations are fun. Having some fun without worrying about the next email or phone call is great. That feeling of not being tied to the little thing in your hand is a nice feeling in a time when we’re constantly plugged into our phones and laptops.
- Enjoy the sunshine. We all know that the sun is good for us, and sometimes just taking a walk or sitting out in the garden with flowers around you. Feeling the warmth of the sun is a great pick me up. It’s even better when you’re on vacation and don’t have to rush back inside to work.
- Finally, family time. If you have a family it’s a time for them to look forward to. To spend time with your family and friends is a great way to relieve the stresses of running a business or working. Just taking a few days off to be with family and friends, to spend time together and have some fun is good for your business. It will revive you and get you ready for the work ahead.
So before the summer is out plan some time off from your business. You’re the boss you’ve earned it.
As we venture into the last month of the year, think about what you have accomplished for 2016. The new clients you’ve gained, spending more time with your family and friends, striking a good work life balance, or just simply having an extremely productive year.
We’ve all set goals at the start of this year and I’m sure we have met some if not all of them. For those of you who have only met some of your goals December will give you the opportunity to set yourself up for 2017. So look ahead to push through and prepare for 2017.