- I spent intentional time with my husband for 3 full days.
- I gained clarity on my own content creation & what I want to share with my audience.
- I enjoyed being disconnected from my phone & connected with the world around me.
- I had a much-needed break from all the noise that comes with being online so much.
- I had time to develop a new offering that aligns with my heart & my brand. (ps. I’ve already booked a client with it)
Here are my 5 reasons why disconnecting is good for your business, heart, & sanity:
- It allows you time to step away from what everyone else is doing & start thinking about what it is that you should be doing. I didn’t disconnect with the intention of focusing on my business, but I found that when I stepped away & logged off that by simply living life, it was only natural that my true wants for myself & my business began to surface & ground me again.
- Getting away from all the groups, emails, & notifications is truly good for the soul. Unless you’re saving lives in your business, it’s totally okay to step away. You’ll be serving your clients so much better if you take time for yourself.
- Being intentional in your marriage & relationships is the healthiest connection we can have. We often worry about maintaining our online presence, but what about putting our offline relationships first for a change? I’m guilty of chatting the days & nights away with my biz besties via Voxer, but sometimes I just need to put the phone down & spend time with my husband & friends.
- It will give you a greater perspective of what’s working and what’s not working in your business. When you’re not focused on all the things, you’re able to focus on yourself & the needs of your business. Is what you’re doing still serving your heart? If the answer is no, it’s time to let go & pivot.
- It just might give you time to enjoy other things. I love what I do, in fact, I love it so much that I tend to only focus on work when I’m not spending time with my son. Taking time away from my business reminded me how much I love reading a good book, listening to non-biz related podcasts, being outdoors, writing, and taking afternoon naps (something I rarely get to do).
Does this all sound great but you’re asking yourself, how can I prepare my audience for my absence? That’s a great question. I’m in the business of being heartfelt & authentic & teaching you how to do the same. So my answer to this is simple, be honest. Tell them you need a break & that you’ll be back in a few days, week, however many days you need. By letting them know, they won’t wonder where you’ve gone & they’ll know you intend to come back.
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