I dared a whole week off… what did I learn
Well firstly a whole week off, is slightly stretching it because I did do a little each morning and each evening to keep things ticking over and look after one client, but essentially my days were mine to spend with family doing nice things.
Leading up to my week off, I was overwhelmed having not taken a proper break for nearly two years, just married and feeling the summer lull hit the bank balance. I felt unsteady and like I was doing no one any favours.
I honestly spent time, not thinking all things business, not worrying about everything and everyone. I enjoyed time on the steam train, on the beach, in cafes and pubs and restaurants, letting go a little.
It was the best thing I could have done for myself, my business and my family and friends.
I breathed. In and Out. Consciously.
I came back feeling refreshed and ready to get back to it. I have cleared the office, de-cluttered some parts of the house, cleared my email box and set my week up so when I start on Monday, I know exactly what I need to get done, who I need to contact, who I need to follow up and who needs some love.
I cannot stress enough right now, that you need a break. You cannot do this 24/7 without it starting to show at least now and again. I have even got the next break booked in for October and I will be taking some well-earned time in December.
So, my lesson for the week…. Take a Break. A Proper One.