I know this is supposed to be a post about Eco-Inspirations, but I’ve been feeling that it’s important to share a bit of wisdom that’s been passed on to me. Hopefully, it will be inspirational, and only lacking in the “eco” part.
This is the busiest time of year for many of us – even if we weren’t shop owners. There are social obligations, seasonal chores, family traditions to uphold, errands to run…and the list goes on. And for small business owners, we spend a whole lot of time (if we’re lucky) processing orders, standing in line at the post office and checking our email.
What if I said STOP? Just for one day this month, STOP all the business, STOP all the emails, STOP the blogging, STOP the errands. Don’t turn on the computer at all. Don’t get in your car, write lists, vacuum or cook. Just stop. Would it make you uncomfortable? Think you might lose sales, customers, momentum, profits?
What about your mental and emotional health? Your physical needs? Your family’s needs? This is a very stressful time of year and the best gift you can give yourself is the gift of time. Of REST.
Join me in taking one Sunday off before Christmas Eve. Make the day all your own, for you and your family. No phones. No computers. No orders. No business. And when you come back the next Monday, imagine the energy you will have! Think of this as an investment in your business. We all need time to recharge and it’s far too easy to put that on the back burner during the holiday season.
Are you with me?