An Important Activity Most Business Owners Overlook

have fun business owner “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was right. Your happiness and mine depend largely on how willing you and I are to be happy. And our willingness includes the time that we are willing to dedicate to stepping away from our business, having fun, and simply enjoying life. However, if you are like most business owners, you probably do not plan for and schedule out enough time to have fun. You may neglect your hobbies, your family, your friends, your pets, and – most of all – yourself. By now, you have most likely realized that if you do not make time for fun, the balance in your life will not happen on its own.

A Recipe For Burnout

But heed this: Having no FUN is a guaranteed recipe for disaster and burnout! You need to make fun happen – it is not an optional part of our lives. We as business coaches want you to make it happen. Planning time for fun means that you are planning time into your life to gain balance, to experience joy, and to avoid burnout. To do these things, you need to get away from the business and do some things you enjoy that re-energize you. Think about the people, things, and activities in your life. What and who recharge your battery, creativity, and productivity? Do you enjoy certain friends? Does your family share a love for certain activities? Do you get joy from playing with your pets? What hobbies have you neglected for a while?

Make Time For Fun

Now take a look at your calendar. Make time for regular breaks from your business so you can enjoy these people, things, and activities. In fact, start with this weekend! Get away from your business this weekend and enjoy your family. Have some FUN! Beyond mere pleasure, this is important business coaching and executive coaching advice! The best business owners understand the value of fun in their lives and in the lives of their employees.

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