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Self Care for the Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs and small business owners work hard and wear many hats. They are at risk of burn-out.

What does self-care for this group look like?

The answer might surprise you. Just taking a break from work does not allow your brain/psyche to recover.

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, “rest and recovery are not the same thing. Stopping does not equal recovering.” Grinding through our adversities is not resilience – true resilience comes from “trying really hard, then stopping, recovering, and then trying again.”

Recovery periods mean not eating at your desk. Get away from technology. Get outside. Call a friend. Better yet, go to lunch.

And perhaps the most overlooked method of recovery in the United States – Take all of your paid time off.

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