A Note on Craziness

I’m not talking about the kind of crazy that gets you sent to the psychiatric ward. No, I mean the kind of crazy that defines your schedule: hectic, non-stop, insane. Yeah, that kind of crazy. There are pros and there are cons, but I want to focus on one point today. Sometimes, crazy hurts.

As business owners, we all love having lots of clients to see. It means that there is usually money coming in. Sometimes we are willing to tightly over-pack our schedules to be certain we’ve got enough going on to get paid. Sometimes we pack those schedules so tight that they leave no room for error. Sometimes, that over-packedness costs us dearly.

In case you hadn’t noticed, there have been a lot of holes in our publishing this week. There are days where no article went out, days where we shared a previous article, and days where we simply shared the view. As a result, I have found myself with a severe head cold. Don’t mistake this for complaining or sharing a pity party. I want to share this with you because I learned from it.

Your health is second only to your time as one of the most valuable things you posses. Without it, over-packing your schedule means little because you are too weak and frail to do any good. It’s massively important that you take time to rest in between clients, and leave enough time at the end of the day to get a good night’s sleep. Every hour you continue on under-rested is another hour your immune system gets weaker.

Make sure you eat right, drink plenty of water, and get enough of the right kind of vitamins so that you can spend every day vigorous and full of life. If you don’t, you could wind up with less over the long term, which isn’t ever worth the short-term gain.

Take care of yourselves this week and share some of your stories of craziness or some of your methods of staying healthy with us in the comments below. Have an awesome Wednesday!

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Michael McNew
Web developer, marketing innovator, technology enthusiast, and founder of Visceral Concepts, Michael McNew has developed a passion for delivering value to small business, turning his creativity towards branding and content marketing for small business owners.