This post was most recently updated on June 7th, 2010
Internet marketing can be a difficult task. There is always something to do, something to learn, something to take action on.
Overload is a very common to Internet Marketers. There is always so much going on. You can be working on one project, and get spun around to another. As marketers it is important to take some time out to enjoy your day. Even if it is only on half hour, it will refresh you and give you a new outlook. Going back to your computer, you will be more alert.
I live in Ithaca and two houses from the Ithaca Falls. The falls are a magical place for me because of it’s ancient history. It is always 10 degrees cooler there and a great place for my dogs and I to take some time out and enjoy nature. When I return from a romp here, my head is cleared and I feel refreshed.
What do you do for a break? Do you leave your office? Turn of the Blackberry? Take a walk without your cell phone? Go to the gym? Whatever it is, it is IMPORTANT. If you are not doing this, you will eventually suffer from burnout. Now, there is no room for that here. We, as internet marketers, are in control of our lives. But we must remember to take that break.
If you were working a 9 to 5 “job” you would have two 15 minute breaks and an hour lunch per day. Treat yourself that way if you are noticing you are logging on in the morning and lift your head and it is 3 o’clock. Has that ever happened to you? It has for me. Even though I know my schedule that I make for myself, it doesn’t always work.
I hope this little video of me and my dogs inspire you to take that break. Refresh yourself and go back to your work. You’ll see that it works wonders. This is just “a day in the life” of what I do. I wanted to share it with you because I’d like you to take your breaks to prevent overload.
Internet marketing is amazing, but we do get caught up and some just give up because they get overwhelmed.
Don’t give up. Take this tip and you will be surprised how it will change your life.
Yours in Success, Donna Merrill