I get it, staying in your seat needs to be a priority to get the work done. So does taking a mental break. I struggle with this all the time. If I am in my zone, I completely lose track of time and before I know it, I’ve been sitting at my desk for hours without a break.
What would motivate you to get up from your desk and take a 10 minute mental break? Knowing that a calming meditation, a piece of dark chocolate, cup of tea, crossword puzzle, or a walk in the fresh air was waiting for you? You might be suprised at how instrumental this could be for your mental health.
The trick to benefit from this is to actually take the 10 minute break!
Set a timer or alarm and make the time to take that break. You will be amazed at how refreshed you will feel when you come back to that half finished blog post or new course that you’ve been working on. Even going to empty the dishwasher, definitely not my favorite task, gives me a few minutes to concentrate on something else and gives me the sense of accomplishment that I actually did something besides sit at my desk and work all day long.
It never ceases to amaze me how many business owners punish themselves by keeping their nose to the grindstone all day long (myself included, guilty as charged). But what usually ends up happening is lots of busywork, and little actual completed work. Set the expectation, define the goal, have the reward in place (choose something that makes you happy!), then go enjoy it!
Isn’t it time you took the time to have the business you set out to have?
Have a wonderful Ten Minutes Today For a Successful 24 hours Tomorrow!
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