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Do you feel guilty taking days off?

The dream of entrepreneurship is having total control over your schedule.

The nightmare of entrepreneurship is having total control over your schedule.

Because if you’re anything like the clients I work with — and me, at times — you feel so overwhelmed by your to-do list that you feel like you don’t have time to take a break or a day off.

There are three common stress behaviors of entrepreneurs. They are: freeze, fight or flee. Getting stuck in the habit of working all the time can be one sign that you are locked into the “fight” response.

Fight mode for your brain doesn’t mean you are constantly picking fights with others. Most often, the person you are fighting is yourself, or rather, the nasty voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t doing enough.

Signs you are stuck in the “fight” response include:
– Feeling guilty taking a break or days off
– Pursuing more and more certifications to “prove” your worth
– Judging yourself by the number of things you got done in your day

In part two of this three-video series, I share 3 simple steps to help shift your brain out of “fight” mode.

If you are a fighter (like me), share below the fun or relaxing activity you are committing to now to help yourself shift out of stress-mode.