Updated: Feb 16
Wow how to get out of the daily grind…..I remember asking myself this many times when I owned my Skin & Beauty Clinic.
We get stuck in the business and the day to day operations of it, thinking that there is no possible way that we could leave it in order to focus on the bigger picture. Feeling as if the business will fall to pieces if we leave it for a few days or the financial hit would be too great to take.
However this is one of the most important things to do and a way in which you can create that headspace needed to recentre, refocus and settle whilst letting your creativity flow and looking backwards (over what's happened and what you have achieved) and forwards, considering your strategy and plan, next steps, what you want to achieve, how you are going to get there and so on.
In order to achieve these break outs as such you need to plan ahead, 6 months, a year, whatever it needs to be, this could be alone or with your manager but they have to go in the diary and they have to stay in the diary as do your team & individual meetings.
Change cannot happen without the time for you to think and nothing is going to stop or fall to pieces if you sit back a minute, take a few days and BREATH.
Most recently Valerie and I took a 5 day break in Spain to focus on our strategy, create new content for our clients and just create new ideas where we can support our clients even further. It proved to be amazing and the outcome for 2023 is so much clearer.
We could have worked all day and night for the entire duration but we were strict with ourselves and ended the trip with some well needed down time on the beach listening to podcasts, reading and of course chatting over the odd beach bar beer!
We too are guilty of work work work but when you are strict on yourself and allow this time good things happen!