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The Sweet Spot of Productivity

Ever felt like you’re on a non-stop treadmill of tasks, zoom meetings, and deadlines? If you’re nodding, first, give yourself a high-five for being a small business superhero. Second, let’s chat about two often overlooked secret ingredients for supercharging your productivity – being kind to yourself and the benefits of a well-timed break (preferably with snacks!).

Why Being Kind to Yourself Matters

Small business owners are a unique breed. We’re dreamers, doers, and occasionally, our own toughest critics. We’ve all had those days where we feel like we’ve done a gazillion things but still focus on that one tiny mistake. But guess what? Being hard on yourself is like trying to run your car on empty – it won’t get you far.

Flipping the script and becoming your own cheerleader does wonders. Celebrate the mini-wins, the big deals, and even the oops-that-didn’t-go-as-planned. Every time you pat yourself on the back, you’re building a mindset ready to conquer any business challenge with flair and sass.

Recharge Breaks: More Than Just a Sweet Pause

The clock’s ticking, and you’re on a roll. Why stop? Well, imagine binge-watching your favorite show. After a few episodes, even the best plot starts to blur. Your brain, just like you during a cliffhanger episode, needs a breather.

Breaks are like mini-vacations for your brain. Whether it’s a five-minute dance-off to your favorite tune, a quick walk around the block, or even – yes – a sneaky episode of your favorite show, it’s all about hitting the refresh button. You’ll come back with a brain buzzing with new ideas and a zing in your step.

Wanna know one thing that helped me take a break and not think about work? Read! I’m talking about romances, novels, and other books unrelated to business and self-development. I remember when a friend told me that one evening, she picked up a romance novel after an exceptionally challenging day. An hour into it, her stress melted away, and when she returned to work, a solution to an issue she’d been wrestling with became crystal clear. That’s the magic of breaks! What’s your go-to non-business book that helps you unwind?

Integrating Kindness and Breaks for Optimal Productivity

Meshing self-kindness with some delightful downtime is like having your cake and eating it, too (speaking of which, cake breaks are totally a thing!). By spicing up your work routine with fun breaks and a sprinkle of self-love, you’ll find yourself being productive and having a blast along the way.

Next time you’re overwhelmed, remember to be kind to yourself. Take a well-deserved break. You’ll be surprised how it boosts your productivity. After all, even in business, a bit of fun can make a big difference!

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Hi, I'm Brittany!

Mom of Twins. Dog Mom. Lover of books, charcuterie boards, wine, board games (I have over 95!), bougie cocktails, candy and basically all sweets!!

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