Many entrepreneurs tend to live under chronic stress and anxiety. Even after realizing that they need to take a break, they keep putting it off because they have to deal with some business emergencies. However, this may take a heavy toll on their minds, bodies, and business ventures. That happens because their energy level and productivity get adversely affected as they fail to take a break to relieve themselves of the accumulated stress and anxiety.
Everything in our life, including our sleep cycles, light exposure patterns, food habits, and work issues, affect our productivity and energy levels. A break from stressful routines and erratic work schedules can enable us to disconnect from work, have some fun, relax and rejuvenate physically and emotionally and recharge our faculties. Doing so will allow us to return to work with a fresh mind and higher energy.
Taking a vacation will also allow you to test out high-potential employees by delegating them higher responsibilities. Taking long breaks can thus work as test drives towards creating a business enterprise that can run without you. Moreover, managing a business from a remote location is relatively easy in today’s digitally connected world. So, a vacation doesn’t always need to be a playcation. It can also be a staycation, where you stay connected with work in different settings and routines.
Furthermore, breaks are also a great time to gain new perspectives on issues that have been making you anxious. Because when an entrepreneur is cruising on a yacht, looking at the sky, or watching the FIFA World Cup, his mind is still working on solving problems. And suddenly, things click and fall into place to find solutions that your business needs. Meanwhile, the break from the monotony also heals your mind and body.
Last but not least, vacations also give you ample time to bond with your family members and loved ones and reconnect with your friends and close buddies. This, in turn, will make you feel relaxed and refreshed when you return from the vacation. It will make you more efficient and productive, thereby enhancing your performance. Thus, taking a break will be an investment as it will energize you physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.