We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance. Paul Boese

 

Get involved in your business.

Spending part of your time learning as much as you can about industry news pertaining to your business can give you the edge you need to stay a step ahead of the rest. It can also give you a sense of satisfaction that you have something to offer to others.

Work on your unique abilities.

The longer you are in business, the better able you are to manage multiple tasks and learn new ones. Dig down and concentrate on those you love to do and outsource the rest, you deserve it!

Create enthusiasm.

When you just don’t feel like doing much on your time off, think back to those things you always loved to do. Remember how good they made you feel and what exactly you enjoyed most about them. Thoughts alone can be provocative and give you that nudge you need to spend your time off enjoying yourself with family and friends.

Conserve your mental and emotional energy.

When you’re having one of those days when nothing seems to be going right, focus instead on the good things that you have. Think of something that makes you smile, as the act of smiling itself can change your whole mood around.

Learn more about your sleep patterns.

Since not all of us sleep well on an 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. schedule, plan your work around the times when you feel best. If you’re one of those who feels most refreshed after four hours of sleep and then tosses and turns for the next two hours, try changing your working hours. See if sleeping in four hour increments twice every 24 hour period works for you, makes you more productive and leaves you feeling more energetic.

 

“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.” –John Ruskin


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