You are in charge of your schedule – do you take a day off?

The best part of owning your own business is that YOU are in charge of your schedule! Right!?

But, do you take a day off, at least once a week?

If you answered NO, then you NEED to! It doesn’t matter what day it is, sit down one day and figure out what day would be the best for rest. I take Mondays off. Why? Well, when I was a bartender, I had that day off and LOVED IT! I never hated a Monday ever again! I rolled it over when I went full-time with Natural Intuition Photography 5 years ago. It was the best decision I ever made!

What do I do on my day off!?

First and foremost, I sleep in – I hit that snooze, and it feels so good! Get in a few more snuggles before crawling out of bed!

** related – OUR SUMMER SELF CARE **

Some Monday’s I do absolutely NOTHING! Others use it to get caught up on editing, blogging, emailing, etc. I don’t schedule meetings, dates, or anything on this day. It’s my day to not shower, maybe get dressed, and do a little self-care.

Remind yourself that YOU are the backbone to your business, if you don’t take care of yourself, you aren’t taking care of your business.

Not taking care of yourself will result in 100% burnout! Taking at least one day off a week rarely has us feeling any kind of burnout. Burnout is the death of creativity. Take at least one day a week, use that day to spend with your loved ones, go grocery shopping, have a date with your girlfriends, or catch up on those TV shows you’ve missed while working your ass off.

Just do it – do it now!

Self Care for Small Business Owners, You need to take a day off! Midwest Blogger, Natural Intuition Photography