No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick
When you run your own business and work from home, the way I do, you don’t have a set work day or work week. It’s easy to forget to take breaks, especially when you’re doing what you love. Thankfully, I have Allegra and Ruby to remind me to take frequent breaks throughout the day, but sometimes, I feel like I need a whole day off – and that’s what I’m going to try to do today.
Taking a break can help you gain perspective, recharge and refocus. Taking a break means taking care of yourself – because if you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t have anything left to give to others. And ultimately, taking a break not only brings balance to your life, it also makes you more productive.
We hope you’ll consider taking a break today, too. If you need a little bit of help convincing you to do so, consider these columns:
The Value of Doing Nothing
Getting Away from it All
Take Time for Yourself