As business owners we can sometimes be our own worst enemy. This usually happens because of some form of procrastination. Everyone has days when they don’t feel 100% and would just like to take a day off. When this happens to you, ask yourself a couple of questions.
First take a look at your workload. If you are behind in your work and are looking at missing some deadlines, this may be the reason for not feeling well. This level of stress is what makes kids feel sick on test days at school. It isn’t fake. It is real. And it is caused by some level of being unprepared.
If you suspect that your work load is causing you to not feel well then take a look at the deadlines you have set. Are they real or are they artificial? Most importantly are they realistic? We all want to help our clients as quickly as possible, but it is unrealistic to drop everything immediately and finish a project that really doesn’t have to be done right away. Give your self some wiggle room. If you happen to finish the project early, then be confident in delivering more and better than you promised.
The other thing to ask yourself is, am I getting a little burnt out and should I just take a day off and rest? There is nothing wrong with this. It is important to recognize when our bodies are physically tired and need to rest. In addition, our brains can only work at full capacity for so long before they need some relief. Especially if you are in a field where you need to be creative for your job. If you find that this is the case for you, make sure that you are scheduling vacations out in advance. It gives you something to look forward to. Also schedule personal days in the middle of the week from time to time and honor those days off. Do something you would not normally do. For example stay in your pajamas all day and read a book on the couch. For most business owners this would be such an indulgence that even discussing it makes us laugh out loud. But we deserve that time off and we need it.
So when you’re not feeling well check your work load and your vacation schedule. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your customers.
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