About once a year, it happens to me. Luckily, it seems to happen around this time when the holiday season is closing in upon us and there is not much work. I don’t have to feel guilty for wanting to take a break.
Burn out can happen to anyone. When you run your own business, it is more of a challenge than if you just go to a standard 9-5 job. Many times you need to keep pushing on because bills need to be paid and it is up to you. This can become stressful and lead to not having any desire to work anymore.
I have decided that I am going to take a break. This probably does not mean I am going to quit working altogether as I know I will get way too bored for that. But sometimes, cutting down on things is the best medicine. It allows your brain to relax, your creativity a chance to be revitalized and new ideas to flow.
I will be taking a break from private clients. Over the past year, I have found some ways to build up a residual income. In another year, if things keep going the way they are, I should be able to continue making my usual monthly income by only having to put out half the energy and work that I am now presently doing. This is one of the benefits of having your own business. You can work on ways to grow a residual income where you do the work once and continue to get paid for it month after month with each month the income increasing even more.
If you find that you are at that point in your business where you are feeling a little burnt out. You need to take a break. If you are afraid that you will not be able to pay the bills, perhaps you can find other ways that are less stressful and more fun to make things up.
Are you crafty? Can you take some time to do some crafts and sell them at a craft fair or booth in the mall. This is the holiday season. Sales for gifts are on the rise. you can make money by helping people go shopping, wrap gifts, bake special treats, and more. Doing something different that allows you to use a different set of skills will do wonders for your soul.
Don’t think so much about money and trust in the energies of the Universe. Just concentrate on doing something you love, being with those you love, taking the time to help others and you will more than likely surprised that the Universe in turn will take care of you.