Downtime Can Be Profitable

It’s been a crazy, busy week. Today is Sunday and I’m not working, and I’m okay with that.

It hasn’t always been easy for me to say that.

Sundays have been workdays for me on many occasions. I have often found myself doing client work that didn’t get done during the week; market research, webinar training, and strategizing my own marketing including my email programs, social media planning, and more.

There is always something else that can be done.

We often feel like we need to always be working on something, whether that means client work, cleaning the house, studying with our kids, or organizing our junk drawer. The list goes on and on.

But sometimes you just need to stop and breathe and remember that it’s okay to take time off, to relax, to just veg out and let your mind be quiet and still. Taking this time can help rejuvenate your enthusiasm and passion for what you do.

Now, I’m aware that this is just not always possible. Deadlines are deadlines. And sometimes unforeseen circumstances like family issues or illness happen during the week and put you behind. If you have a firm deadline, you may just have to power through the weekend in order to meet that deadline.

But, today, I needed to step away: to take some time with my family, and to just relax and unwind. I even took a nap – and it felt good, really good. And I know when the alarm clock goes off tomorrow at 5 AM, I’ll be back at my computer – refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to face a great work week.

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