|Created by Kimberly Kline|
It is that time of year again. Children are out of school and the warmer, or downright hot, weather beckons.
For some, that means wind and surf. For others it can be theme parks, museums, or road trips.
No matter what calls you, it is never easy to break away ~ especially if you
own a small business.
You, and you alone, are often a jack of all trades when it comes to your company. You most likely do everything from dealing with clients, handling your social media, and even doing the billing. Because of that, it may seem impossible to take off for even a few days, let alone a week.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t. And the truth is, you definitely should!
“With the stress of running your own business, You need Downtime. You need a chance to decompress and focus on yourself, something we rarely get to do.”
But how can you accomplish this and truly take the vacation you deserve?
All it takes is some serious pre-planning and
the will to get it done!
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You just need to know where to start!
A year or two ago, I once again found myself in the same boat.
Since starting my business in 1996, and especially when I went solo in 2004, I found it impossible to take a “work-free” vacation.
Despite desperately wanting to spend some real time with my family, and needing a break from my work day-to-day, up to now I had never been able to accomplished this.
Packing for even a long weekend away inevitably included taking my laptop, log book, and anything else I needed to conduct “business as usual”.
But this year, I really wanted it to be different.
I had a few short trips scheduled and one week long trip to Universal Studios in Florida. My inner geek was answering the Harry Potter call and I wanted nothing more than to put work aside and enjoy.
So, I began my quest to figure out how I could get away “work-free”.
Through trial and error, I was able to discover 8 steps that really help me to do what needs to be done so I can break away from my small business.
These steps cover everything from deciding when to go and pre-scheduling social media, to notifying clients and invoicing for already completed work.
|Created by Kimberly Kline|
Learn more in “8 Easy Tips to Help You Take a Vacation ~ and Why You Should!”.
I started small with a few longer weekends. When those went well, I knew I was ready.
And my week long trip to Universal was perfect.
I left my laptop behind and was able to have the vacation I really wanted!
As an entrepreneur, taking some time for yourself makes sense.
Too often we put our own needs on the back burner. And that can have consequences on both our health and our mental well being.
“Sometimes the importance of “downtime” is given a back seat. The fact is, we need to recognize that our mind, like our bodies, needs to rest and recharge in order to perform at its peak.” excerpt from “Productivity ~ Sometimes the Best Way to Achieve it is to Scale Back!”.
When we allow ourselves to take a much needed break, not only do we come back more relaxed and rested
(although sometimes rest can be elusive!) ~ many times we also discover a renewed sense of productivity and creativity.
You may even find yourself more enthusiastic than ever about your small business.
And that is definitely a great place to be!
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