It’s no surprise that solo PR pros are sometimes guilty of working too much. But continually burning the candle at both ends can have a serious negative impact on both your mental and physical health. That’s why we’ve written several posts over the years advising on the importance of giving yourself a break every once in a while – especially during national holidays when, as a freelancer, its easy to keep on working even though the rest of the country is on vacation.
Whether you missed some of these posts, or just need some inspiration for taking time off this holiday season, we’ve compiled this roundup on the topic of giving yourself a break:
- To Be Successful, Take A Break – Time off is time to regroup, renew and re-energize.
- Don’t Forget To Take A Holiday – There’s nothing harder on your business than an illness, and vacations are a key way to avoid stress-related ailments.
- Working All The Time To Get Ahead Is A Fool’s Game – Chances are, vacations are even more important than you realize.
- On Benefit & Bonuses, Or How I Let Down My Only Employee – Building in vacation days and holidays is just one of the ways solo PR pro Jenny Schmitt (@Cloudspark on Twitter) suggests we be better bosses to ourselves.
What are your vacation plans for this holiday season, and how are you planning to use your time off to be a better solo PR pro in 2013? Tell us in the comments below!