We all agree that social distancing is a key component to stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean that social distancing is without its downsides. In truth, four long months of increased social isolation can start to take a toll on both your physical and mental health. Pairing this with the everyday stress of running a business amidst a pandemic only adds to that stress. As a result, we think entrepreneurs should not be hesitant to take some time off, and we’ve got some great reasons why!
Burning Out and Recovering
Naturally, this year has been at least a little more stressful than usual for most entrepreneurs. Over the past four months, we’ve been forced to work hard to keep our businesses operating at maximum efficiency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (sometimes changing our fundamental means of operation to do so). If you have felt burned out at times throughout this process, you are certainly not the only one.
When you start to feel like this, you essentially have two options: power through it or take some time off to allow yourself to recover. While powering through may seem like it makes the most sense, we urge you to consider taking some time to mentally separate yourself from day-to-day work matters. It may not seem like a direct contribution to your business, but it truly can be.
When you unplug from work for a few days (or even any given weekend), you can guarantee that you’ll return more refreshed and clear minded than before. Ultimately, it is important to take care of yourself, and when you do so it can spill over to your work life in positive ways as well. Are you struggling to maintain high performance, productivity and creativity levels? Consider taking some time to decompress. There’s a great chance you’ll return in even better shape to be a great leader amidst a time where strong leadership and sound decision making is paramount.
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