You need to take care of yourself, even when you are busy and you’re having record breaking months. You can work hard but you still need to include some rest and relaxation. However, you simply can’t run yourself into the ground. What you do on a regular basis can catch up to you, you can’t maintain running full speed ahead forever and ever.
You can blow an engine when you don’t check the oil and you can burn out your body when you don’t relax. Have you checked yourself? Even if your business is going crazy, are you keeping yourself rested and relaxed? Are you doing what you need to do to keep yourself up and running?
Relaxing will be different for everyone. I might go watch a movie, play a round of golf, or treat myself to dinner out for a small break. Sometimes you need to go bigger and take a vacation.
Whatever works for you, make sure that you’re taking that time to relax.
In the book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang explains the science behind why it’s so important to take a break. He explains why the greats, the successful people of the world, regularly took time to relax. I encourage you to read this book and take some time to chill out. Get away from your office and do things differently. Focus on taking care of yourself.
For more information on this subject, please download and listen to The Appraiser Coach Podcast Episode: 470