Most entrepreneurs cringe at the thought of a vacation because they think it is a waste of time. They simply can’t get themselves to spend time on anything besides their small business management because they are worried about its growth or because they are always trying to come up with new business ideas. If you think along these lines as well, it is time to change.
Working productively is a necessity but working nonstop is not. This is because of the fact that working without a break actually hinders productivity. Even machines need to be powered down and taken care of regularly. Don’t you think your brain needs better treatment then? If you are still not convinced, we have a few reasons why you must take a weekend (or advisably a week or two) off every now and then.
The Brain Needs to Rest
The brain requires adequate sleep, rest, and breaks. If you don’t provide that, your brain will start moving towards inefficiency. Take a break as a way of recharging your brain. When you get back to office after the vacation you will see the difference yourself.
Too Much Work Causes Indecisiveness, Irritability, and Illness
Since you don’t let your brain rest, you cause exhaustion. An exhausted brain is an irritated brain. An irritated brain takes poor decisions, refuses to listen, and gets cranky. When you try coming up with new business ideas with such a state of mind you will obviously do a poor job. That is when things will go downhill. Believe it or not, there are SMEs that have burnt and crashed because their founders ignored the importance of taking a vacation.
A Vacation Helps You Grow
Professionally as well as personally, you will see a lot of growth when you take a vacation. This is because you’ll get closer to your family and bond with them, which will in turn give you happiness. That happiness will reflect in your professional life as well. By taking vacations you will also learn how to relinquish power, which is extremely important. If you think your company is very dependent on you and can’t do well without you, your company is already headed towards failure.
It is time to stop thinking that your presence is the key to new business ideas and driving profitability to your workplace. You must give yourself a break and spend some time with your family. It will help you more than you think.
What do you do to unwind and refresh?
Times are stressful and if you want to keep yourself on the forefront you must take vacations. Vacations have become a necessity today because they help your brain relax and rejuvenate. They also bring in happiness, which is important in every aspect of life.