Friday, April 27, 2007

How To Know When It’s Time For A Day Off

by Christine Kloser, "The Conscious Business Coach"

When was the last time you took a day off... during the WEEK? If it’s been longer than a few months, now’s the time.

As a conscious entrepreneur, you have a lot to manage in your life and it’s essential to give yourself a break. You’ve got new business ideas every day, you juggle multiple projects at the same time, you could easily work 14 hours straight (and enjoy it), you thrive on the energy of having a lot going on, and you know the importance of keeping your Soul fueled.

But, if you always feel “on the go”, constantly forging forward with deadlines and project, eating meals in between keyboard strokes and working ‘til the wee hours of the morning... be careful! You’re on the edge of burnout and probably feeling disconnected from the Divine purpose of your business. Your cylinders can only fire so fast until they malfunction; and we certainly don’t want that to happen to you.

Thankfully, I’m at the point where I know when it’s time to take a day off BEFORE I crash. Here are my top 3 ways to know it’s time for a day off:

Your “To Do” List Never Gets Done
I know, this seems illogical. If you can’t get your tasks done, why would you take a day off? Because if your “to do” list is outrageously long, chances are some of the things on your list are not aligned with your Soul’s purpose for your business, and your life. They’re just busy work. Taking a day off when this occurs will allow you the space to reconnect with your soul, re-energize your body and gain perspective on your priorities. Chances are, you’ll discover some of those tasks can simply be released.

Your Body Shows Signs Of Stress
Is your neck tight? Do you feel tired? Is there a pit in the bottom of your stomach? Does your head hurt? These are just a few signs your body sends as it begs you to give it a rest. Your physical body is a good indicator of your overall well-being. And, if it’s giving you a nudge for attention, it’s better to listen to it NOW... rather than get sick later. In order for you to be at your best for your business, your physical health is a requirement. Listen to your body, and hear what it is saying. Then, give yourself a day off to refuel and re-energize your physical being.

You Have An “Uneasy” Feeling
It’s challenging to explain exactly what this is because it’s feels like a whisper from within. For me, when this happens, it feels like God is calling me to become still so I can more closely listen to what Source wants me to do. The uneasiness comes from a sense of disconnection from Source... and your God given gifts. Often times when this “uneasiness” occurs, it’s because you’re bogged down in details and lost perspective on the Divine unfolding of your life. A day off (especially with a journal in hand) will work wonders to eliminate that “uneasy” feeling and get you back on track with living your purpose.

So, if you can relate to any of these 3 signs... schedule your day off. (Or, better yet schedule June 22-24 to be at the Conscious Business Retreat!) Here’s your assignment: get our calendar out and schedule your escape... right now. Then, have fun planning your day!

© 2007 Christine Kloser
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