Sun 9 Apr 2006
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stresses of running a business. You can get so focused on wanting to make your business succeed that you sacrifice many things to dedicate 100% of your attention to running your business.
This is not healthy! It's important to take a break and relax for a moment. If you are stuck in your home office, get up, stretch, and take a walk. Even though you don't work in an office environment anymore, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't religiously take a lunch hour.
For some, a few stretches might be the critical stress reliever that they need. Check out this site which talks about exercises in an office environment.
Although I sometimes forget to do it myself, I really like the idea of scheduling my day into one- hour segments, then working for 50 minutes and taking a 10 minute break. When I remember to do it, I find that it helps me keep my sanity, even during high stress situations. Even with deadlines looming, I can work more effectively if I take a few minutes off.
Now that I've written this, I'm going to take a quick walk around the block before coming back to work. Maybe I'll see you on the way!