Tee It Up Tuesday: Startup Entrepreneur Vacation Hacks

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The last thing a startup entrepreneur has on their mind is taking a vacation in the midst of creating their business, but studies have actually shown that functioning on less than 8 hours of sleep is comparable to being intoxicated. You have enough challenges that you will face as a startup entrepreneur, so don’t make yourself one of the things that stands in the way of your success.  Here are some startup entrepreneur vacation hacks to make sure you get the break you need.

PIGGY BACK: One of the easiest and most affordable ways to incorporate a vacation is to piggy back on a trade fair or conference that you are already attending. Add a couple of days to the front or end of the trip, but book tourist activities to get you out of work mode or consider changing to a different hotel to mix it up. Unplug from technology as much as you possibly can- even if it is just for a morning.

STAYCATION:  Yes, I live in one of the world’s top tourist destinations in Las Vegas, but every town- including my hometown in Wisconsin- has a tourist side.  Book a hotel for a couple of nights, eat at some of your city’s best restaurants, and just enjoy your city from a different perspective. This is a great way to incorporate spending quality time with your friends and family, who have probably been a bit neglected since you became a startup entrepreneur.  

GET IN YOUR HEAD: If your budget doesn’t allow for any additional expenses, which I think we have all experienced as startup entrepreneurs, there are ways for you to get away for 48 hours that cost you absolutely no money.  Unplug your phone, leave your laptop, and head to a local park.  Meditate, play on the playground, eat your dinner on a picnic blanket, or just watch the stars. Just because you aren’t on a beach with a tropical drink doesn’t mean you won’t return refreshed with renewed energy for all of the challenges you will face as a startup entrepreneur.