When was the last time you thought of unplugging from your business, even just for a weekend?
If you are struggling to remember… Well, your business may have a little room for optimization.
Because you see, your business should be built around your lifestyle, not the other way around. You created your business to have the freedom that comes with it; taking breaks and holidays should be a part of that.
Working 7 days a week is not sustainable as an entrepreneur. It is time to start using the weekend as a mini holiday from your business.
Unplugging from your business for a couple of days will help you re-energize and refocus when you are back in the virtual office.
Here are three tips to help you unwind and relax for the weekend:
- Turn on your email autoresponder
- Set boundaries with clients
- Turn off your notifications
Read on to find out how easy it is to get your weekends back.
Tip #1: Turn On Your Email Autoresponder
But what if you miss a crucial email that needs your response right away?
Trust us; it can wait until Monday. Instead of just ignoring all your emails that come in over the weekend, set up an autoresponder.
Craft a friendly, personalized message that will let people know you are out of the office. Also, include when they can expect to hear back from you, so they know not to reach out again.
Tip #2: Set Boundaries With Clients
While this seems like a no-brainer, many online business owners are failing at this. Especially in the virtual world, it can be hard not to instantly reply to every email and take 5 minutes to do a small task when asked quickly.
Hopefully, you already have boundaries set up in your contract. Now it is up to you to make sure that clients know what kind of contact they can expect from you day-to-day.
- Be upfront about your working times and offline times.
- Turn off your notifications when you are “out of the office.”
- Stick to what you say; If you said you are done working at 5 pm, be done at 5 pm.
Tip #3: Turn Off Your Notifications
This tip is so essential, we have already mentioned it twice above, and it still gets its own section.
And yes, this simple thing is a challenging one for everyone.
It is essential for unplugging. Even if you do not plan on working during the weekends, having your notifications on puts your mind right back at work every time your phone rings or beeps with a notification.
Put a stop to the constant check-ups to see what is happening in your business. If you have set everything up right, your business will survive, and you will be better than ever.
Now, It Is Time To Relax!
Take a deep breath in, and start to enjoy your weekends. Do not look at it as working less, but investing in yourself more. Your business will benefit from a recharged and refreshed CEO on Monday.
If you are ready to systemize your business so you can have your life back, contact us to see how we can support you.