Trying to manage a new start-up can be extremely demanding of your time, energy, and brain power. Personally, I have gotten completely consumed by it, always asking myself, "What should I be doing right now to help Tipping Cow? How can I bring more people to the website? Get more customers? How can I improve my image? What should my next Twitter or Facebook post be?"
There is always something that you could be doing to improve your business. Always, always, always. And that is precisely why it is important, every once in a while, to do nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Yesterday I did nothing, and it was everything I ever dreamed it could be. I had been needing a day to relax and get my mind away from Tipping Cow, but it was hard to justify taking one because I just kept thinking of a thousand things that I could be doing. I did it, however, and I'm so glad that I did. I carved pumpkins, put up halloween decorations, watched Clue (still the greatest movie ever made) did some long overdue laundry, and enjoyed a thoroughly business-free day.
My Take Away: Take a day off! Don't forget to relax every once in a while a do something that YOU want to do, rather than what you think your business wants you to do. You'll drive yourself crazy if you don't (I was getting close)!
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Starting a food business has been exciting, rewarding, stressful, terrifying, and without a doubt the most fun I have ever had. I write here to share with you my struggles and successes in this journey.
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