Taking time off

Whether you are working for yourself or someone else, it is important that you take time off to relax. Constantly working or worry about your work can be very unhealthy.

Obviously, if you are working for someone else it can be more difficult to take time off. Chances are you will have to abide by a vacation schedule of some kind.

Many businesses allow their employees to ‘save up’ vacation days. It is actually better for you to take several mini vacations throughout the year, as opposed to one longer one. Even two or three days off can leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized… even if you vacation in your own backyard.

When you do take time off, don’t take your work home with you. Many individuals make that mistake. There is no point of trying to relax, when you bring the office home with you.

(If it’s absolutely necessary to get things done, while you are away, limit your work time to a couple of hours a day.)

If you work for yourself, it is usually much easier to take time off here and there. Try to occasionally schedule a four-day work week. You will be surprised how rested you will feel after three days off.


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