In this reflection, David Andrew Wiebe considers the balance between work and rest. He also discusses finding activities that recharge you, and how entrepreneurship and resting don’t always go together.
Work and Rest
Does your schedule serve you, or do you serve your schedule?
As an entrepreneur, it’s important to remember that you can set up your life however you want to. You don’t have to accept society’s standards, nor do you have to subscribe to the way most people are in the habit of living their lives.
If you’re going to run a business, you need to be in it. There are no restrictions stating that you can’t work more than eight hours a day, five days a week. On the flip side, there are no rules saying that you can’t take off time when you choose to. A flexible schedule is one of the joys of being a business owner.
If you’re going to work more, then you need to have a pretty good idea of what recharges and refreshes you. You’re going to want to make effective use of your downtime so that you can be as productive as possible while you are working.
Take some time to think about what helps you to recharge. Make a list of things that you could be doing (other than the things you already do by default) on your days off or during the weekend that would help you to get a great start to your workweek.
If you don’t have a business yet, but you are looking to start one, you may discover that it will require more of you and your effort than you are used to giving. Therefore, you need to know what makes you tick. You need to know why you engage in business every single day.
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.