Happy Holidays! Are you Taking a Break?

It’s the holidays. Are you taking a break or working more?

Well, after weeks of non-stop work to finish some big projects and deadlines, I’m going to take a break for the holidays. How about you?

Are you…

  • Going to finish some work that need to be done by year-end?
  • Put some time into extra projects you’ve wanted to start for awhile?
  • Give your mind a break from the day-to-day routine, or something else?

If you are an entrepreneur, it can be difficult to put down your work and focus on other things. After all, you probably spend weeks without sleep due to pending deadlines or exciting ideas.

You turn down invitations to parties, events and various activities to solve problems and finish important tasks. You basically, live, eat and sleep around your business.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s o.k. to take a break! And this is the perfect time to do so.

Why?

  • Most people are taking time off to spend with family and friends so things will be a little slower, and you can relax;
  • Your associates will understand if you are away from the office – because they probably are, too; and
  • New projects are probably not going to start until after December 31st – when all of your team members are back in the office.

Instead of working, you can:

  • Visit with family and friends.
  • Enjoy unique foods and drinks that are only available at this time of year.
  • Attend special parties and holiday events outside of the office.
  • Work on hobbies, sports or other activities you just never have time to do.
  • Simply sit and read a book or do nothing at all!

The New Year is fast approaching, and it brings brand new challenges, problems, excitement, drama, and both good and bad news. To prepare for what’s to come, give yourself a break now. Let your mind and body relax. Take part in fun activities and enjoy your life.

And while you may think you just can’t take a break, it’s actually a necessity for your health.

“Time off from work can help decrease your risks of many chronic conditions, such as heart disease, depression and hypertension,” states UnityPoint Health Wellness Manager, Stefanie Spilde, in the article, “Why It’s Important to Take Your Paid Time Off” at UnityPoint Health’s site. “High levels of stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which is associated with every major age-related disease. Although everyone has stress, those that live the longest are proven to take time to down shift to shed stress,” she states.

So with this in mind, are you ready to truly enjoy the holidays and take some time off?

Not only will it give your mind and body time to refresh and renew, it will give you the opportunity to enjoy holiday activities that only come around once a year!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful, holiday!

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