Every year, for 4 years in a row, I would faint at work.
It was always the second week of December, usually on a busy Saturday. And every year, the firemen would come to resuscitate me.
The third time the firemen came, a couple of them recognized me from the year before.
Didn’t this happen to you last year? Yup, and the year before that.
How embarrassing. And irritating.
I clearly remember being so ticked off with these fainting interruptions. They were a nuisance, as were the colds and flus that I’d also get, frequently. I really didn’t have time for these distractions.
When the firemen came for the fourth time, one of them said I should really try to get some rest. I laughed out loud! Was this guy serious?!
He didn’t even crack a smile.
All he said was, either you choose to rest or your body will choose for you.
His words hit me like a ton of bricks. All my body wanted was some rest. It had been telling me all along, I just didn’t listen.
So, I’ll pass along this nugget of wisdom – you. need. to. rest.
As business owners, we forget about our own needs because we’re busy doing all the things. Believe me, I know how hard it is to step away, even for just a bit. BUT rest NEEDS to be one of the things at the top of the list.
Because when you really think about it, if you don’t rest, your business will suffer. But if you take some time to rest and recharge, your business will thrive. The choice is yours.
That fourth time, I stayed home for a week. I can remember the feeling of being rested. There was never a fifth time after that.
Choose rest. Your body will thank you.
Read more in my post Rest for Entrepreneurs here!