As small business owners, we don’t think of vacation as a high priority on the list of things to do. We think of everything else but vacation sometimes. It really isn’t good to do this though. We are only human and we need to relax and decompress.
6 Reasons You Need To Go On Vacation This Summer:
To spend time with family.
Time to really step back and look at your business what’s working and what’s not working.
Time to think about what you want your goals to be in the future. This post from CNN talks about why your brain needs vacation.
Help improve your health. Studies show that going on vacation may help your health.
After going on vacation, you will be more productive because you have time to relax and rest.
Help you not burn out on the job. The mind needs time to step back. Here is a survey from USNews that talks about the benefits of taking a vacation.
How to Organize Your Vacation?
First, recognize you need a break. It is important to schedule in a slower time for your business. Schedule your vacation in advance. I like to schedule vacation at least 4 months in advance.
Then, after you schedule your vacation, tell your clients and associates at least 1 month in advance and the week before. Because a lot of people don’t really recall the vacation schedules of all their associates so it’s good to give them a reminder.
If you need to do work that need to publish while you are on vacation, start a few weeks before (if possible) and work extra few hours a week to get you ready for when you are away.
By taking the time to schedule, organize, and take your vacation, you will really benefit from it. It may seem like a scary thing to leave your small business. But, know that if you plan it right, you will be able to do it.
Looking for tips, check this out. 7 Easy Tasks before going on a mini-vacation
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Ellen Delap says
Love this list! Yes, family vacations are amazing times for special family memories. Keep minimally connected and don’t overdo your texts or email. You will be so glad you had time away together with family.
Great tip Ellen! Thanks for commenting.