As an owner of a small business, you must have made infinite sacrifices to ensure your business stays on track especially in the first year of your startup. Running a small business has a lot of benefits such as, you have complete control over fulfilling a dream, not listening to anyone and doing what you think is right as you are your boss. But these businesses need time, and you must be available 24/7 to make sure your investment or the business does not get directed to a wrong path.
But too much of anything is poison, and hence it is important for you to take a break for a while. Below are some of the reasons that explain why taking a break pays back.
Why taking a break is beneficial:
Short term breaks are necessary as it helps the worker to reimburse its energy and re-work with a better mood and capacity. A good business owner would never restrict his/her employees from taking an off or an early once in a while. The reason to that is the owner knows that breaks can keep up the productivity and can prevent you from losing your passion.
Being the owner of a firm, you’re most likely to be the one working a bit extra than others as expected. But this happens as you earn extra as well and you don’t have the luxury to take the afternoon off whenever you like! But employees do not think and work in that way, and they need a mini picnic once or twice a year for entertainment. If you don’t give them what they need and be only a stressed up employer, your employees won’t work with the same dedication and might even switch their jobs with better alternatives. This creates problems for a company as hiring new people to work time, and the new team isn’t as quick in adapting to the work as compared to the previously working team.
Tips for taking time off:
Start off small: taking an entire week off seems a long time and makes us reluctant in making any progress. Hence, try starting with small and then go for the larger portion, for example, go to a place you love the most be it alone or alongside company and learn to cherish the moments of relaxation. This would be the first step of learning why it is important to relax your mind!
Ignore making excuses:
We start making random excuses such as ‘who would run the business behind me’ or ‘can I trust my employees’ and more. You have the right to think in this manner as a risk factor is deeply involved. However, this factor can be minimized by hiring trustworthy people. Try making Encrypted lockers of your confidential data to avoid the misuse of it!
Do the things you love: do what you love at work as well as life. Go on a blind date, attend the concert of your favorite band, spent some time with your childhood friends, don’t play the robotic role, learn to love yourself.