Uhm, yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with this one.
But must confess that I don’t follow this advice very well.
I admit that I don’t know how to turn off my business most of the time. I can get irritated at, ready to throw it out the window in the afternoon but then get what seems like a brilliant idea in the evening and work on it and think about it all evening.
As an entrepreneur it is hard to separate the two and I don’t necessarily think it needs to be.
When you work for yourself there is a drive and a push to keep going, keep moving forward and reaching new goals. But I do think that there is a fine line between working hard and it become all consuming. I tend to exist on the all consuming end of the spectrum and while it works at times there are others it drives me nuts and those around me nuts.
Being that consumed with your business isn’t good for the business, your family or for you.
Thankfully I have friends who berate (I mean…) tell me when I am overdoing it and sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t. I need to listen more…
It has been mentioned before on this blog and will be mentioned again but taking time away for you to recharge the ole batteries has a huge effect on every aspect of your life.
Has your business become your life?
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer, and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her dogs. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books, and now with the Selah Journal: A reflective journal and mini-retreat. Start your own daily gratitude practice with our, “7 Days of Gratitude Challenge – A Gratitude Journal Starter Kit”.