As a small business owner, it is important to take time for yourself. Sometimes you just need to step away, take time to enjoy life and you’ll find that you’ll come back with more energy and ready to take on new challenges.

Go for a Walk


Going for a walk not only will give you a little exercise, but it can also help clear your mind. Walking will naturally help you relax and allow your mind to wander. Maybe some great ideas will “pop”?

Work on a Hobby

Hobby Golf

Working on a hobby is good for you because it will give you some time to focus on something different. It can allow you to use another part of your brain than you typically don’t use when working on your business. It’s also great for a person who likes to keep busy doing something.

Get Out There and Hang Out with Friends or Family

Coffee Friends

My guess is that part of the whole owning your own business thing was for more freedom to do the things you love. Embrace it and do it! Really, nothing is better than hanging out with some friends or family and just relaxing. If you’ve been working hard for a long time, they miss you and just want to be with you. Never underestimate the power of a coffee break, lunch with a friend or playing in the yard with your family.

Of course, there are WAY more than 3 ways to take time for yourself. Don’t deny yourself this easy and important way to recharge, re-energize, and simply release stress. Enjoy Life!

What are your favorite ways to take time for yourself?

Photo Credits
Walking Sign – Image courtesy of Simon Howden at
Golf – Image courtesy of pat138241 at
Coffee – Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at