Last Updated on 2015-09-05 by Kassandra
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When first starting a business, and even after it’s achieved success, sometimes as a business owner or entrepreneur we dig ourselves so deep into working on improving our product, our brand, or increasing traffic.
Thing is? Sometimes we get so focused we forget to take time out to take care of ourselves and the other parts of our lives.
I ran across this video from Marie Forleo that talks about Why Non-Stop Work Is Killing Your Success – and I feel like it effectively and eloquently explains why it’s good to unplug from technology (even for just one day) to allow your soul to be rejuvenated:
As entrepreneurs, we tend to always put this pressure on ourselves to always be on – always engaging – always creating something new.
But I totally agree with Marie – this “Western Cultural idea” of overworking and “always on” as a sickness. It can destroy you – your health, your creativity, your relationships … ?
I truly do believe that our souls crave down time, even when the thought of taking significant time off may feel scary.
I loved these two things Marie suggests to remember:
- Great things happen when you unplug from technology and plug back in to real life
- You get to write the rules in your business and your life.
There was an Entrepreneur article that provided some really nifty infographics that outline countries with the most days off, and this article by Forbes further shows that Americans take less vacation days than ever, especially in comparison to other countries.
So my biggest takeaway from this is that you should question everything you think you HAVE to do – and challenge them. Obviously, for a business you have to do what’s best … But sometimes what’s best is to unplug so you can come back refreshed with more creative juices.
So do not undermine your ability to craft a life or business that you truly love.
So — what’s one thing you wish you could do in your business that you THINK you can’t do? What would happen if you challenged that assumption?
Leave a comment below and let me know!