You hear it all the time. An entrepreneur gets “tired” or “overworked” and they just can’t be creative and get the flow going. I used to struggle with the same thing until I made some changes in my life and I’ve 10x’d my productivity and creativity.
Turn off ALL notifications on your phone. It takes someone 20 minutes of uninterrupted time to get into the “zone.” Every time you check your phone for a snap, text or a FB notification, it restarts the 20 minutes and you may find yourself never getting into a great flow. Having to many of these days in a week can be very harmful to your business. By turning off all notifications, you avoid any and all distractions. It may take a couple weeks for your friends and family to realize you never respond quickly, but you have to be a little selfish when it comes to your business.
Get out of your environment once a week. During work hours (I know, we all work all the time) but I am talking about going somewhere at 2:30pm on a Tuesday. Not going out on a Thursday night. Go do something that involves nothing with work. Go throw axes, swimming, hiking or whatever gets you not looking at technology and fun. This is a must ONCE a week.
Travel once a month. It can be for a weekend, a couple days or a week. It doesn’t have to be something expensive or far. Just go somewhere new. Bring your laptop, work for a bit but also go explore. Try new things, new foods, drinks and meet new people. It’ll work miracles for you. Plus, it is a great way to reset every month. Don’t wait to take vacations, just make them a monthly thing.
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