If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed that I write about what I think are some of the best tools out there for small business owners to use on the web. Well today, I’d like to give you a slightly different, but equally beneficial resource – a much-needed “break” from your business.
One of the biggest hurdles we small business owners face, is that we never seem to stop working. Even if we work away from home, there’s always a way to plug into our businesses. If you’re like me and you work at home, you’re constantly tempted to work.
I’m even writing this post at 7:51PM on a Monday, on my laptop in my bedroom, after spending all day on Jury Duty.
So how do you find some time to get away from your business and your troubles? If you’re struggling to find some time to just stop and actually think, then this week’s post is for you.
About a year ago, I stumbled up a guided meditation app called Headspace. I kept seeing these cute little ads on YouTube so I finally decided to give it a try. Now I started listening to guided meditations a few years ago – some very “new-age/woo woo” stuff.
What I found to be refreshing about Headspace was their sense of humor and their sensitivity to just how busy our lives have gotten. Their meditations are designed to be short and sweet. You only take on as much as you feel like taking on.
They’ve created an app that allows you to focus on very specific areas in your life. They have a guided meditation for just about everything, but here’s the thing.
There’s no pressure to turn into a “yogi” over night. They actually encourage you to take it slow and you’re never going to feel guilty because you don’t have to sit through a 45 minute session.
If you really want to get a sense of just HOW Headspace really works just check out the video below.
They also have a great blog that offers even sound advice on how to deal with work related stress. There’s a great post on how you can tell if your employees are really happy and another on how to unwind from work even when you’re not at work. Click on the links below to read more.
If you want to learn more about how you can download Headspace’s app for free, just click here for all the details.
Well that’s it for me. I hope you’ll be able to find some time to carve out a little headspace for yourself this week and of course as always, I’d like to hear from you.
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