If we only had work or 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 top!