When did you last stop to sharpen your blade?

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Today is my first day back from the winter break, probably the longest proper time off that hasn't involved chasing kids around the mountains for DofE or being on retreat since I started running the business full time three years ago. It's also the first time I have returned to work from a vacation and felt like I had truly had the chance to kick back and rest.

Yesterday a thread started in one of the local business networks I contribute to expressing surprise that business owners who had no necessity to close down until today (necessities were suggested as having children who didn't start back at school until today, for example) had kept their businesses closed. It made me wonder just how hard we sometimes push ourselves when we are running - or indeed working in - small and medium sized businesses without thinking about the consequences of not taking the time to properly rest and recover.

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