Our offices are closed on Monday in recognition of President’s Day. Still known as “Washington’s Birthday”, this year it falls on George Washington’s actual day of birth (February 22). On this day off, we want to share the virtues of taking time off for entrepreneurs.
Taking breaks is critically important to sustaining our mental capacities over time. Just like we have to recharge our phones periodically, our cognitive batteries need to replenish themselves. This article from Entrepreneur has some great evidence to suggest that taking breaks allows you to achieve more than if you never stop working.
The best tip we have found to help give you the time you need to take a break is to find a trusted person to whom you can delegate some daily tasks. While this person may not do everything exactly as you would do it, by giving up a small bit of control, you gain more opportunities to recharge, focus on the work you’re best at, and guide your business to the next level.
Share your best tips for taking breaks by tagging us @mainstlaunch & we’ll share them!