If we only had work or if we only had play it just wouldn’t be
right. We need a balance between the two – we need to work
hard and then we need to take time out to rest and relax.
It is not ‘slacking’ to take some time each day to do
something else – doesn’t really matter what so much as it
is just to have a healthy balance.
You can spend your ‘you’ time taking a cat nap, which has
been proven to make people more efficient; you can get some
fresh air and exercise, and of course this will help us to
relieve stress and increase our circulation so we can think
more clearly. There are many things that we can do if we
don’t have an official ‘hobby’ or ‘pastime’; and to a
degree, while not condoning couch potatoism, even just
watching a movie or anything that will serve to take our
mind off of business is a winner!
You see when you have given your mind and body a break, when
it is time to go back to work, you will be ready to begin
fresh each time. If someone just keeps working and working
even at learning, they will start to spin their wheels (not
actually accomplish anything) and workaholicism really
produces a state of confusion after a while. It may be
related to the fact that being a ‘perfectionist’ is
actually not something you ever want to admit to, for
example in a job interview. Surprised? It’s not good
because perfectionists never finish anything they start
(because nothing is ever perfect).
Certainly we should try to be as accurate and efficient as
possible in our home business the same as we would on a job
for someone else if our business involves services, etc. The
key to all of it is focus – to have a balanced (healthy)
life so that we are able to give our complete focus to our
business in order to take action to accomplish something –
and then wrap it up to complete it, put it down, take a
break and be ready to move on to the next task at hand.
It is next to impossible to concentrate when we are in pain
or uncomfortable. Particularly if we are working on a
computer several hours a day, we have to realize that our
body is fallible – human – We need to take care of our
backs, eyes and brains because they can only do so much.
Getting up and stretching, taking some deep breaths, looking
out the window goes a long way to refresh our perspective.
Not far from the necessity of clearing our browser cache to
delete all history, cookies and temporary files!
Get a fresh start every few hours just with a brief break
from business of any kind! Don’t get ‘burned out’. Even
if you have to schedule time for yourself, do allow yourself
time to be the best you can be! Protect your mental and
physical health by being a balanced person. Oh, and don’t
forget to laugh – it does wonders for your morale! Get ready
to succeed by achieving your goals and always coming out on