Loving Yourself Through Business By Unplugging and Building Relationships
By Golda Smith
Today was one of those days where time just slipped by and I suddenly realized that not only did I not have my article written but I had no idea what to write about. So I turned on the television to watch one of my favorite Sunday night shows, Oprah’s Next Chapter. I was fascinated by the topic…Hasidic Jews.
I’ve always been fascinated by the culture and now I get to spy. I learned a lot during that hour and one thing that really loved was there respect for the Sabbath. From sundown on Friday until sundown Saturday, they don’t work. NONE. NADA. They’re not driving, checking their smart phones or responding to emails. They totally unplug from the world to focus on God.
This isn’t an article about GOD but it is about loving yourself enough to know that you not only need to but deserve to honor yourself with at least one day of rest. One day where you are focused on something other than work. I find it interesting because if you tell the average person that they should unplug from work at least one day a week you can almost see the look of terror in their eyes.
“What, no email? What if I have a business lead?” or “I can’t take a break from work, my clients need me” Even if you are single with no children, everyone needs to unplug and recharge. However, it’s especially important for us mompreneurs to make sure that we are honoring ourselves by taking the time to love ourselves. By taking the time to rest and recharge. We have a family that depends on our leadership and they will do as we do, therefore, we must set the example.
Better planning and usage of your time during your work week makes it easier to unplug on that one day. It’s perfectly healthy to reserve at least one day out of the week for yourself, for your family and for your GOD. I’ve shared before that in my home Sunday is family day, meaning….no work! This Sunday we went ice skating with friends and family. We had pizza, cake, and juice and took lots of photos. It was a wonderful time. I wasn’t worried about anything other than enjoying my time with my family AND they could tell that I was fully present.
Are you honoring your children when you’re with them? Meaning…are you focused on them or are you thinking about work or worse…are you checking your email and taking client calls? It may not seem like a big deal but when these acts are repeated over and over again, it sends a message to your children that they don’t really matter. I know that’s not the message you want to send out to them so be mindful or your actions and intentions.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, make sure that you are demonstrating love to your clients, your children and to yourself. One way to do so, in my opinion, is to honor yourself with a day of rest. That is love. So how do you honor yourself?
Golda Smith is a single mom who is building her "Business From The Kitchen Table" and enjoys working with other moms to get them into the happy zone and living the lives they were meant to live! She has a FREE report entitled “5 Ways To Talk To People About Your Business Without Ever Picking Up The Phone”. Don’t listen to another dial tone, get this NOW!