OTHER • August 25, 2016
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As a small business owner, your life is filled with people, ideas and projects all competing for attention. There’s no doubt that saying yes has its advantages. But have you ever thought that you don’t have to accept every opportunity that comes your way? It may seem like filling your schedule with to-dos ensures that you’re getting enough done in a day. But having a bloated schedule doesn’t give you time to take care of yourself, leaving you more susceptible to burnout and stress-related conditions. Saying no allows you to take control of your calendar and use time to your advantage. It also frees up time for developing your own projects, finding new leads and possibly making room for something really big down the line.
4 Ways to Just Say No
Now, the question remains: what do you do with all this extra time? It’s up to you, but we suggest taking care of yourself, first and foremost. Stress relief is one of the biggest benefits of clearing out your schedule, so make time for your family, getting exercise or getting a good night’s sleep. For more ideas on taking care of yourself, check out our blog.
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