Ever wondered what makes you stay connected to work while you’re on holidays?
In my experience there are two big reasons for this. One is called my belief system, and the other is tied to the conditions of my business.
When I stay connected to my business while my intention is to disconnect and rest, I find myself in values conflict, which can be very draining. I want to rest, relax, connect with my family and have fun, but, I also want to be responsible, and support my clients. I have an internal belief that supports this behavior. It could be something like, “in order to be responsible I have to always be available”, or “people will flounder without my support”. Both are obviously flawed and neither serves me well. If you want to leave your work behind for the holidays begin to notice these internal beliefs at play and consciously make a choice that serves your purpose. After all, you will always be more impactful after a good rest.
There was also a time when I did not have the conditions set up in my business to allow me to leave without worrying. I was missing good systems, I wasn’t surrounded by the right people and I hadn’t committed to ongoing training and to setting expectations and boundaries.
Has this happened to you this summer? Don’t be afraid to reach out for some help.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Coaching in Kelowna, BC. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.