Hi! I’m finally back from holiday vacation and into the swing of things. It was really nice to take some time off and be away from the computer – something I really haven’t done for WAY too long.
I am definitely excited to jump back into work, but the time I spent away made me realize how important it is to step back and veg out every once in a while. Which brings me to today’s post…
Running a profitable business and blog is hard work. A lot of hard work. Like everyday, ten plus hours a day ‘hard’. At least that has been my experience. I can’t speak for anyone else. BUT what I can do is tell you that I have spoken to a lot of other creative entrepreneurs about this very thing – ladies that you know and admire; and based on the conversations I have had with these women, I know that I am not the only one that works long hours and gets overwhelmed from time to time. It happens.
In fact, it happens to pretty much everyone at one point or another.
So as you are creating your new year’s resolutions and goals this year, please don’t forget to include downtime – time for rest, time for family, time for yourself. Even when you think you couldn’t possibly fit it into your busy schedule. DO IT!
You may not realize it now, but ensuring that you schedule time away from work, even when you are in full-speed-ahead mode, will save you from burn out later on down the line. Burn out can be the kiss of death if you let it, so avoiding this at any cost, when possible, is the way to go.
So here’s to making this year the best one yet, while (most importantly) maintaining your sanity along the way. Happy new year!
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