Before anxiety makes you want to pull your hair out, you might want to consider taking a vacation
As another school year begins, parental duties will again start to accumulate alongside mompreneurs’ business obligations. After a pleasant summer when the children were at camp or kept themselves busy, you might feel well-rested and ready to take on the coming challenges.
However, as the months pass by and school projects, parent-teacher conferences and homework start adding up, you may soon feel the stress building once again and begin counting down the days until your next vacation.
Before anxiety makes you want to pull your hair out, you might want to consider taking a break.
Here are the top five signs that you need a vacation from the business:
1. When your business and personal lives start intermingling, productivity and performance is probably going to begin to suffer and lead to lost money and potentially damaged family relationships. Have you brought your kids’ lunch with you to work or focused too much on your phone at the dinner table? These are dead giveaways something needs to change.
2. If thoughts of sleep come to you and bring a smile to your face like a fond, yet distant, memory, it may be time to get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night for a few consecutive days. The best way to do this? A couple of days off. Stay in bed with snacks and Netflix – your family and employees will thank you for it.
3. As time becomes more of a blur and the difference between 5 minutes and a half hour becomes hard to distinguish, it may be the right time for a vacation. Lose track of time on the beach or even on the couch for a few days to get things back in order.
4. Even the most menial tasks like food shopping or getting an oil change may start to seem like a vacation, as you cherish the quiet moments that take you away from the usual, hectic environments of home and work. Only visiting an actual travel destination can make you realize what a truespot is.
5. When friendships start to slip away for no other reason than a lack of time, you need to take a break to reconnect with people that were once much closer to you. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown vacation, but maybe just a weekend getaway with old friends to rekindle your bond and give updates on each others’ busy lives could be a welcome respite.
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