It’s easy to work more often than is sustainable long-term, especially if you love your work. (A business owner’s work is never done!) But I have a couple of EASY weekly rituals to assure your time off is just that.
Ease into each week with a Monday morning “whatamIgonnadothisweek” session. Maintain a to-do list, and prioritize for the amount of time and energy each task takes compared to the time and energy you have available in a given week. Better to find places to focus more diligently while you’re on duty than allow work to spill into late hours or weekends.
Ease out of each Friday with a final review to determine your “whatIneedtodotoavoidworkingthisweekend” list.
Starting each week with a simple plan gives me clarity and focus. Ending the week with a review to assure the most important tasks are done lets me put work away for a necessary restful weekend.
Business Owner Burnout is a real possibility. For more on the subject, I love this post from talented quilter and blogger Angela Walters.