How to unwind and reenergize when there's so much to be done?

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djbaxter

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No matter how much you love your business, no one can work 24/7 without risking burnout. But trying to find time away from work can sometimes seem impossible, especially when your business is relatively new.

How Busy Entrepreneurs Can Unwind and Regain Composure
by Pratik Dholakiya, Entrepreneur.com
December 20, 2016

Most entrepreneurs are passionate about what they do; they would not trade their situations for an ordinary 9-to-5 job. Nor should they brush off their maddening work schedules and the demands they face from a young, buzzing-with-activity ecosystem. Such factors, however, can gradually take their toll on mental and physical health.

So, what to do? The Zen advice to strike the perfect work-life balance seems to hold true only on paper; most entrepreneurs cannot catch a break. And while a few have successfully managed to maintain the balance, taking a vacation seems like a distant dream.

Yet there are several strategies available to escape the rigors of a busy work schedule and gear up for another challenging day:
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For many entrepreneurs, especially new ones, I suspect one of the most difficult things to learn is how to delegate tasks to partners or employees. I know that was a big one for me...

How do structure your work-relax balance? What strategies have worked and have not worked for you?
 

Adam Toren

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I like to make relaxation and family time a priority. Rather than waiting for a free moment to unwind, I work it into my schedule. As you mentioned, those who never take the time to relax will experience quick burnout; on the other hand, working that relaxation into your schedule can make you more productive when you do work. If only for that reason, time to unwind should be an important item on your calendar, even if it's only a few days a week.
 
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I'm disabled. I have to sit in my wheelchair to use my communication device which is also my computer. I can't be in the wheelchair all the time. I watch movies when I don't want to be in the wheelchair anymore but anymore.. I make it a point not to work on Sunday, try to get out with friends after church if nothing else.

rWork\life balance is something I'm pretty interested in because I'm a travel agent.. I'm interested in other people's thoughts.
 
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I managed 10 Retail Stores when I was in the corporate world. When I first started, we would work everyday from Black Friday-Xmas Eve and most of these shifts were 10-12 hours or even longer. I was burned out by Christmas.

Once the company changed it to working 6 days a week during that period and the Sunday before Xmas, my productivity and attitude were a lot better. I was refreshed and not tired.

The key is to work smarter not harder.
 
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