For an entrepreneur, the feeling of owning a business center and caring for a business they have built comes naturally, making them uncomfortable to leave it to anyone else. A lot is invested in it and a lot more rides on it. But to succeed, the work needs to be productive and of high quality and in order to produce such work, your mind needs constant care, nutrition and relaxation.
Relaxation is often unnoticed and ignored by entrepreneurs due to their busy schedule and constant work flow. But it is important to give yourself a mental or even physical vacation from work to rejuvenate your mind and be innovative continuously. We suggest a few ways to unwind for them:
1. Uninterrupted deep sleep
“Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.”
Shakespeare was a huge disciple of sleep and the benefits it brings, and for good reason. Sleep nourishes the mind and is an important catalyst to the thinking process. Problems that might seem humungous before sleep will have creative solutions after a sound rest as your subconscious is still active while you sleep, untangling your problems and thinking of solutions. If you have spent a lot of time trying to solve a tough dilemma, sleep on it.
But this is not the only benefit sleep brings. Your mind needs breaks in constant intervals in order to function at its maximum potential. Sleep releases the mind of all its troubles and gives it the ample nourishment to deal with bigger dilemmas.
2. Ditch the wi-fi, take a break
A vacation is usually the best way to take a break and rejuvenate. You might feel the need to use the wi-fi to keep up with mails and other work that might need your attention. But a strong suggestion is to keep away from any social media and emails just for a while. In fact, it would be best if you travel to a network-free zone.
It is extremely important to indulge your mind in things that you might enjoy other than work. Your mind gets a chance to relax and ponder over things that otherwise take a backseat. It gives you a chance to enjoy with your family, friends and most importantly yourself. In fact, travelling opens you up to people, ideas and perspectives and has given many entrepreneurs a chance to explore new avenues.
To enjoy a stress-free vacation, you can brief your employees and set up automated emails to frequently asked questions. You can then travel knowing that work will not suffer while you are away.
3. Explore hobbies
At one point, you might have enjoyed a plethora of hobbies in music, dance, art or even martial arts. Most entrepreneurs love to keep up with these hobbies. Your hobby is something you have either wanted to learn in a long time or would love to continue doing because it relaxes your mind, body and soul. You can easily unwind with one of your hobbies. Reading books, listening to music, painting a canvas, spending time with animals, may all seem like things you should not focus your energies on when there seems to be a deadline every day. But doing what you love even in your free time will keep you satisfied and happy especially at work.
4. Exercise and Meditation
The advantages of exercise are widely known. Therefore it is not a surprise that exercising activates the mind and body. It releases stress and keeps you healthy which is a vital requirement for productive work. If exercise is followed by meditation, it gives your mind a chance to settle the turbulent thoughts and give you clarity, in turn leading to clarity of actions giving you better solutions and the resilience to deal with terrible lows as well.
5. Thinking break outs
Despite the endless to-do list in front of you, it is crucial to take think breaks. You may not spend more than 50 hours at work, but these breaks ensure that you are thinking about your company continuously. In your breaks you can think of how you can integrate new aspects into your product or service, how to make processes more efficient, go over employee feedback and much more.
With gruelling days followed by sleepless nights thinking about your company, you might feel that you can’t afford to spend time on relaxation. But it has been observed that more than 9 hours of work in continuation will lead to mental fatigue. This fatigue is harmful for productivity and hence the problem that would usually take you an hour to solve might end up taking you three hours wasting essential time. Taking a break every now and then will keep you healthy and mentally active.
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