Taking that leap of faith and actually becoming an entrepreneur is a huge feat in itself. It should never be underestimated, and surely should never be treated as though it is not a very hard career path. Surprisingly enough, many people think that entrepreneurs are only on the side lines to receive a paycheck and let others do the work. When an entrepreneur is actually an individual who builds capital through major risk taking! Risk taking can take its toll on the human mind and body, if there is not a vacation implemented to break up the monotony.
Being an entrepreneur means you need to allow yourself mental and physical down time. Mainly because the non-stop working to maintain and grow the business is a huge mental draining and we all know when we are mentally exhausted, next comes the physical exhaustion. You will find that you will be much more productive to not only your associates but to yourself if you take those days of a vacation to refresh yourself. One great outcome of physically resting your brain is that you may very well come up with brand new and fresh ideas to implement in your own business when you go back. Allowing your brain to rest will allow for new and unique ideas to grow.
You also owe a vacation not only to yourself, but to your family. The same family that stuck by you during the rising of your business. No matter what business it is, not all the activities have been positive ones, and they were there for the negative ones as well. You are not the only one that needs to mentally and physically rest, your spouse and children need it as well. Remembering that when it is all said and done at the end of the day it is your family that is there for you, before your business.
Being an entrepreneur can be a very easy way to get distracted in life itself, but try not to. Try to stay focused and remember how you got there and where you were beforehand. It seems that when you remember where you came from, you appreciate what you have as well.