Why you should practice taking time away from your business
There is no way around it - planning a maternity leave when owning your own business is terrifying. How are you going to experience one of the biggest life changing events, like having a baby, AND then take time away from your business?
Okay, here is the secret sauce: Practice taking time off.
Practicing taking time from your business is straightforward yet incredibly effective. It is without a doubt the key to building the bandwidth you need to step away with confidence.
The Sabbatical Method
Did you get a chance to read my book, The Sabbatical Method?
The big idea: how to ROI on rest as a business owner.
Quick version: I get into how practicing time away from your business can build a business that can thrive without you. Start small – this can look like taking short walks, shutting down your computer at 6 pm., and get those micro-doses of rest.
It is like building a muscle that will make your business thrive even when you’re not in the driver’s seat.
I have some GREAT tips for Moms on the Move:
- Weekend Getaways: I challenge you to take FULL weekends off. (Yes, it can be right in your own home!) Trust me, I know it is tempting to tackle that inbox on a Saturday morning, but the weekend recharge is worth it.
- Evening Bliss: Block evening time for yourself. Whether it’s a quiet walk or shutting down your computer, make it a daily ritual to recalibrate.
- The Dry Run: Planning for maternity leave? Take a practice week or a few days off before the big day. It's a game-changer – your team gets a feel for handling things, and you get peace of mind.
A Lighter, Brighter Maternity Leave
By taking those walks, embracing the weekend vibes, and giving your team a taste during a dry run, you're setting the stage for a smoother transition.
By implementing these practices, you're not just planning maternity leave; you're mastering it.
So, if you're in the midst of maternity leave planning, RUN don't walk to grab my totally FREE maternity leave planning guide. It's packed with everything you need to plan your leave like a pro.
The Ultimate Maternity Leave Planning Guide
Want the head-start planning the maternity leave of your dreams? Our FREE guide will walk you through what you need to get your plan in place for your business to THRIVE through leave.