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Small Business Insights: Taking a Break Can Improve Your Profits and Your Health
Published on Sep 16, 2011
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Have you ever found that no matter how hard you work,
there’s always something else to do?Beyond completing today’s tasks, there’s also the need to improve your business — from processes, to products, to branding, to website SEO. And the list goes on.
As a small business owner, you may feel like you can’t afford to take a break. In reality, failing to take a break can cost you much more than simply taking one. And, a rejuvenating break has the power to actually increase your productivity, your profits and your health.
Think about it for a moment (if you’re not too exhausted to think right now). Do you want to plod along, completing tasks and projects like a car that’s running on fumes? Sure you might complete the race, but you certainly won’t be first to cross the finish line. Plus, the stress of running on fumes is unhealthy for the car (your business) and the driver (you).
Taking a break allows us to refresh our minds, our bodies and our spirit. This puts us in a position of opportunity to make positive life-changing decisions. Sure, we can make plenty of life-changing decisions when we’re exhausted, but the likelihood of them leading to a negative outcome increases with our fatigue level.
People really do “work themselves to death.” No amount of success or money is worth losing our health.
So go ahead. Take a break. Your health, your family and your business will be better off if you do.
Need more convincing on how a break can improve the health of your company and your life? Check out Seriously You Need a Vacation, over at Inc.com.