By Jennie Wong
You may feel like the hot weather, the kids being home from school, and vacation travel are stacking the deck against you for business productivity, but a little advance planning can go a long way.
Plan for Fun: Take time to recharge and recreate a little this summer. Business owners need time off, just like everyone else, and many studies point to the protective benefits of taking a vacation. Prevent burn out by squeezing in a trip with loved ones or a staycation that lets you enjoy your hometown, or just sleeping in for a change.
Vacation fun is also great fodder for creativity and innovation. If you haven’t had a fresh idea for your business in a while, you may be surprised what occurs to you while you’re careening down a zip line or gazing out of a scuba mask. If the work-guilt demons come calling, remember that an infusion of fresh perspective could lead to your next great concept.