The Power of Taking a Break

Take a Break

This contributor post was written by Tiffany Han.

When was the last time you took a day off?

I’m not talking about a day off where you only check your email a few times throughout, or where you go somewhere and try to stay present but keep checking in on your phone justincase.

I’m not talking about a day off where you managed to do it all! by entertaining your kids at the zoo, making dinner for friends, and fitting in a (super quick!) skype call during naptime.

I’m not talking about that vacation you took where you forgot to tell all of your clients that you’d be away and thus had to log computer time every day to stay ahead.

I’m talking about a real break, a screens-off, lounge around decadent kind of day off. When was the last time you had one of those?

Sometimes, in running a business, you have to hustle. And you have to multitask, and you have to be constantly connected. Because you’re trying to create something. And it’s all on you.

But you don’t have to be that way all of the time. You get to take a break. You don’t need anyone’s permission (but here it is, just in case!). You don’t even need to let anyone know.

You can simply answer the emails tomorrow.

And it can really be that simple.

Challenge: Schedule a screen-free day off sometime this month. Let us know in the comments when you plan to do it! (I’ve got mine planned for Thursday.)

Tiffany Han, CPCC is a coach for highly-creative people who want to wake up happy. If you’re feeling the growing pains of running your creative business and are ready to STOP spinning your wheels and actually get stuff done, her blog is sure to light your fire.

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