Listen To Your Honest Instincts About When To Work and When Not To

Written by Eric

Every now and then, you’ll come to a point where you’re just so drained from the day that you’re not able to focus or be creative. You’re just fully ready for a break. Under a typical 9-5 strict schedule, you wouldn’t be able to do that.

However, since you’re not bound to that, you can actually decide to take a break for your own benefit, because continuing to work when you’re not able to do it well is a rather poor plan.

When the time comes where you just don’t feel like you can produce good work and content, you should take a bit more time to recuperate before you start up again. If you’re trying to make content without being either focused or creative, you’re going to end up having to redo some of that work later on, because it won’t be up to par.

By knowing when to stop, you can avoid the annoyance of redoing work later on, or worse – the unfortunate situation where you already sent out some poor work, and have to apologize to customers for giving them a mediocre product.

If you were working at full capacity, you wouldn’t have to do that. Don’t get carried away with this freedom that you have by not being bound to a strict schedule. Many people might begin to abuse it, and by never feeling like they want to work, they never actually do enough work.

You still need to carve out time to work, even when you don’t really want to. This is just for times when you really feel like you can’t work even a little bit more. Once you reach that point where you genuinely can’t get anything else of quality done, you should take some time to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

It’s like refueling after a long drive. It’s something that you need to do so that you can continue to move forward, even if you have to stop for a bit. The worst thing you can do to yourself is force yourself to do work that you don’t want to do.

You should know what’s best for your business, and if what’s best is taking a short break, then so be it. Don’t hold onto pride and force yourself to work through it and produce something inferior. Take a break and some time and come back to give it your all.

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