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Why you should get out of the office

Posted on 27 August '15 by , under General News.

Taking a well deserved day, week or even month off from work could be the very thing your business needs to thrive. Here are four reasons why taking time off away from the office can have a positive effect on your health and your business.

Breaks up the routine
While the same old routine can make a difference between floating around the office and actually accomplishing tasks and projects, everyday routines don’t inspire innovation or change. Sticking to the same routine will produce the same results. Taking a break and creating the space to be able to come up with new and inspiring ideas can help fix any issues that hold your business back.

Gives your quiet time to think
Sometimes your brain needs to take a break in order to think more clearly in the future. Allowing yourself some quiet time to think provides the opportunity to learn, self-critique and identify what your business should and shouldn’t be doing.

Opens you to new ideas
Taking the time to think and analyse your performance in all areas of the business can help you identify, learn or even re-learn new things and great ideas. If you’re not allowing yourself time to observe and witness other people doing great things, you may be inspired to do them yourself.

Helps find purpose
Successful people know what they’re doing, why they are doing it and where they want to go next. It can be difficult to find this kind of purpose when you’re stuck behind a desk all day. Don’t lose your ability to determine what you’re doing and where you want to take your business next; take some time off to find your purpose.

Develops staff initiative
Sometimes not being in the office can be good for your staff as well. When you’re not available to answer questions or manage tasks, staff have the chance to develop their own autonomy through making decisions and working with the rest of your team.