ENTREPRENEURSHIP / OCT. 23, 2014
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How to Control Job Fatigue as an Entrepreneur with a Job Hiatus

In a professional world, some jobs are more stressful others. An entrepreneur in the tech industry may face more pressure than one in the entertainment industry. There are many factors leading to stress and as a leader you will have to handle all of these.   

The pressure could be due to the possibility of not being able to make payments. Your mind starts wondering if you will continue to have prospective projects in the coming weeks, months and years.

Or you may be stressed about not being able to repay your borrowed capital. The very thought of losing your respect and confidence among friends and business associates, who have given you large sums of money as investment capital, may be killing you.

And not to forget the amount of stress that market pressure and handling competitors, can cause.

Why vacations are the perfect answer? How to use them?

Many people use yearly breaks to give themselves relief from workplace pressure. However, it can be difficult for entrepreneurs to give themselves a vacation for a variety of reasons.

1) They are just not capable of taking a break or removing themselves from work.

2) The nature of their work is so intense that their physical presence is always required, for important decision making. For these people, work usually follows them even if they want or need some respite.

Taking a complete break without worrying about your business could lead to more pressure building up or loss of important business. With the advent of a range of mobile devices, why not set aside a certain amount of time to catch up on work whilst you are in a pleasant environment? Agreed, not all entrepreneurs can do this owing to the nature of their job and the need for different offline work materials.

However, you shouldn’t be complaining about taking a break once a year. That should not be a problem as long as you plan for it, stay well prepared, organize things properly and create space by rescheduling or postponing important events.

The advantages of a work hiatus are many. It is not just about holiday breaks, stress relieving or a change; a break can actually improve your productivity after you come back.

Here are two reasons why you must consider taking a break.

1) A Break could be your well-deserved stress-remover

Some people believe that all bosses operate with a certain level of stress to provide optimum productivity. Many even feel that some amount of pressure at work helps them remain sharp and focus better. However, if you are burned out with stress that makes you unhappy, it’s time you think of taking a break.

A break can mean different things to different people. Spending a day at the beach or a park or even just a movie can be great for short-time breaks. But after a year’s hard work and stress, there is nothing like a few days of travel. Travelling to an amazing destination abroad would be an ideal yearly break.

2) Travelling Could Solve your long-time Office Challenges

Travelling teaches lots of life-lessons. You come across many people from different regions, different backgrounds and cultures. The new things you learn by talking to different people involved in business, is the best thing you can bring back. Perhaps you could find an answer to your long-time office troubles or business challenges. 

Travelling widens your contact. Perhaps you could create a useful business contact or bring back some import/export opportunities to your business. You never know when opportunities will come your way.

The break you take will not only reshape your mood and enthusiasm but can give you some promising business offers. Finally, a break can help you restore your sanity and confidence, so that you come back to work strong and recharged.



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