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Whee…it’s the Weekend…West and Wewaxation at Wast

Yes, I am quoting Elmer Fudd.

For those of you born after the Bugs Bunny era, you can read (or wead) about Wabbit Twouble on Wikipedia. Another W.

Those of you who have spoken to me IRL know that I have a thing for cartoons and comic books. Levity is especially important at the end of weeks like this one, when stress level and uncertainty prevailed. Now back to the subject of this post — the weekend.

Entrepreneurs often work 24/7. Those of you in the retail business take your weekends on Mondays or on off-hours. But the concept of the weekend is essential. When I first started my business, I didn’t allow myself enough “down time.” Unplugging, taking time for oneself, and reflecting will make you a better founder in the long run. Here are my five weekend welaxation tips:

  1. Reflect on the week that just ended and focus on what went well. Writing down even your small accomplishments can be a great exercise, especially if you do it with your team or create a “gratitude journal.”
  2. Plan for your weekend. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but make sure you commit to yourself to do at least one fun or restorative thing.
  3. Get sleep and exercise. Both are great for brain function.
  4. Escape….literally or figuratively. A change of scenery can spark new ideas and you might even meet people who can positively change the course of your life and business.
  5. Don’t stress Sunday night. An alarming 81% of Americans suffer from the “Sunday night blues.” Here are some blues-busters.

And now, please stop reading sheBOOM, put down your phone or laptop (or other device), and welax!