Unwinding but Staying on Track (Work)
Vacations are suppose to be a time away from work, a chance to relax, unwind and recharge, but mostly to enjoy an unstructured routine. As an entrepreneur, I am able to work when and where I want. It also allows me to take a 3 week vacation and make my own schedule. Having said all that, being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs. Anyone who is can agree with that. Personally, I struggle with knowing when to shut off and take time to relax.
Take a listen to my video on how I am managing to unwind and get it done on vacation:
How do you manage your time to get your work done efficiently and take the time to enjoy vacation?
- Plan out some days to get up earlier (while the house is quiet) to do a few hours of work
- Make lists and prioritize things to help you stay organized
- Limit your distractions by going to a quiet area, which will help you get things done faster
- Turn off notifications on your phone and computer to limit distractions (we all know how easy it is to get dragged into the Facebook newsfeed)
- Set boundaries so your family does not feel neglected
- Plan to work a few hours in the morning and then a few at night once your settled
- Check in mid day on your phone if taking a break from the sun
At the end of the day, I have a business that I enjoy and that I have successfully built for myself and my family. If it weren’t for my dedication and commitment, we would not be able to have the life that we do and the ability to enjoy certain opportunities in our life. Finding that balance between work and family is not an easy task. Even when I am not on vacation, it’s a constant balancing act. At times my family can’t understand why I can’t just let go. At the end of the day, I do my best to be there for everyone and explain that it is because of what I do that we can be away on vacation many times throughout the year.
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