The last three weeks I’ve been taking what my mentor calls “flex time.” I worked two days a week and then relaxed, caught up with friends and played the rest of the time.
It was great to see an old friend last Friday for lunch. We don’t get to see each other as often as we like so we decided to plan a spa girl’s weekend at a local winery. Yay!
During my flex time I came up with an idea for a new training I think you’re really going to love! (Stay tuned for more info on that soon.)
It’s really important as entrepreneurs to take time off occasionally, even if you’re in ramp up/growth mode in your business and here’s why:
1. Time off gets you out of busy energy.
One of the first, and most important, things I teach my clients is to get out of busy energy.
Busy energy, that sense of “I have to be in constant action is I want to build my business” is money repellent. When you’re in busy energy, you end up filling your time with busy work. And when you’re bogged down with busy work you’re probably hiding out.
I spent months and months playing with my website when I was first starting my business. I redesigned it over and over. Spending hours every day “perfecting” my website. I didn’t have time to do anything else.
I was hiding out. If I was busy working on my website I didn’t have to talk to anyone about my business. I didn’t have to risk being judged when I told someone what I did.
On paper I was working on my business, in reality I was working on my hobby of playing with my website so I didn’t have to work on my business.
2. Time off gives you an opportunity for balance!
So many entrepreneurs have lopsided lives. If you’re working long hours with no time off you’ll have no time or energy left over for anything else.
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you started your business to have time freedom. Working non-stop is a recipe for burnout.
It’s important to take time for relaxation and socializing so you can stay excited and energized for your business.
3. Time off gives you space to see if you’re in alignment with your vision and goals.
When you’re doing the day-to-day activities of your business it can be easy to veer off path without even realizing it.
There are a lot of shiny-pretty objects to distract you and time off can help you remember and reconnect with your dreams for your business.
4. Time off takes you out of scarcity and into abundance.
Telling yourself you can’t afford to take time off is scarcity thinking. And you can’t grow a business from a scarcity mindset.
Want to know the quickest way to get out of scarcity mindset? Take a break. Taking time off is an act of abundance. You’re sending a message to yourself and the universe that things are OK and everything is going to work out just fine.
If you’re ready to create the abundant business and life you want, I would love to help you,
Wishing you love and abundance,