1. Use Technology
Depending on your type of business, it may be possible to be out of the office and remain connected. How about working offsite for a day? Take your laptop and cell phone to your favorite coffee shop, tell your staff you’re offline and see how things go (don’t send them emails!). This is a comfortable first step that allows you to stay in touch but be physically removed from your office and team.
2. Take Time Off
Do you take time off? Most business owners don’t take as much time off as they should. Consider taking a day off in the middle of the week – for no reason! This next step is similar to working from outside the office, but YOU benefit from a break!
3. Revisit Your Systems
A couple of breaks from your business and team can uncover opportunities to improve your business systems. Are there key projects that are not getting done? Are there key employees who seem less productive when they are not supervised? What is your absence revealing about your business?
Time away from your business can be an incredible tool! It’s an opportunity to find ways to improve your business, and it gives you some well-deserved breaks.
How are you unplugging from your business?