Tips For When Stressed Entrepreneurs Need An Evening Off

By | December 11, 2016
As with most things we hold dear and have a passion for, it is quite
easy to get swept up in our entrepreneurship to the point that it takes
over, demanding every moment of our emotional, mental, and sometimes
even physical existence.  We wake up early each morning and go to bed
late each night, all in the pursuit of escaping the 9-5 grind. 
Ironically, it's a life that usually sentences us to much longer hours
than just 8 per day, but we happily oblige, all the same.

Having said that, it's quite common that we can become consumed to the
point of over-stressing and while this pace can be sustained for some
time, it's healthy to people to take an evening off when you need it. 
Instead of checking your phone until 2am only to drift off for a few
hours of sleep, wake up at 6 and do it all over again, here are a few
tips to help you catch a few hours of uninterrupted bliss.

1)	Be ok with ignoring people.  One of the biggest things that catch
us is a late night email or text coming through that seems like it just
can't wait.  The reality is, it can.  Learn to be OK with leaving your
inbox sitting there waiting for you until the morning (because it will
still be waiting there!).  Set an out of office type reply, if even just
for one evening, if you really think delaying your responses for a few
hours is going to cause anyone to panic.

2)	Turn off read receipts!  One of the ways we pressure ourselves
into replying is via the nifty-yet-annoying feature on many messaging
apps apps that let someone know when you've ready their message.  At
this point, we cave to the social pressure to respond and the cycle
continues.  Many apps allow you to actually dig into their settings and
turn off this feature completely, leaving you free to reply on your own
time without having to feel like you've been rude.

3)	Do something entirely unrelated.  Watch a movie that has nothing
to do with the business world, play a video game, write a funny song on
guitar for the evening.  You'll quickly find that an intentional
diversion becomes something you don't have to think about, and eats up a
few hours that give your mind a much, much needed rest.

4)	Spend time in the company of those who have nothing to do with
your job.  Even at an after-work or social event with anyone you work
with, the conversation inevitably tables a familiar turn.  Instead, turn
to your family or friends for socializing that won't have to end up
pertaining to what you already spend so much of your time on.

Nights off can be rare, whether once per week, once per month, or once
every 2-3 months is the ratio that works for you, just make sure you're
dedicated to the cause when you finally take them.

Another tip is to try to consolidate the tools you use in your internet
marketing business so you have less tools to learn and keep track of
which can really lower your stress level at work which makes your days
more enjoyable so you hopefully need less breaks and days off.

Looking Forward To Your Success



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