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Relaxing is Important :)

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ll type this post quickly, because I need to take my own advice and chill out for the night. I have always been blessed with good health, except for my rotten sinuses. They’ve been hurting all day, so it’s time to have a Benadryl and say good night. So with that, here’s the final post in this week’s series celebrating Summerglen’s 1-year anniversary.

This time last year, I thought that business owners should always be busy and productive. After all, there’s a ton of stuff to do when you’re working for yourself, and many different hats to wear each day. But as I went on, I learned that taking time to relax is just as important as working. Down time gives my mind room to think, and when my mind feels free, the ideas start flowing. Summerglen has blossomed because of all the new and different things we’ve done, so having a steady supply of ideas is critical. So, relax time is critical as well.

Since I make my own schedule, I’ve started following my body’s natural clock, which makes work and relaxation balance themselves out nicely. I’m wide awake in the morning, so I knock all my detailed work out before breakfast. In the afternoon, though, I’m dead to the world, so I use that time to drink a latte and read. At night, I’m awake again, so I practice. I get a lot of stuff done each day, but I never feel overworked or deprived. It’s cool :-) !

I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to be a full-time, independent trombonist, and to be able to create my own ideas and follow them on my own schedule. Thank you for dropping by to read this week’s series, and for supporting our little Summerglen. Best wishes, and good night!

Tags: music business · staying healthy

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Cheirs Thorne // Sep 29, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    My mom really needs to relax, she’s working all the time, I want to help but she’s to tired to do any thing relxaing but I think it’s just laziness.

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