One of the difficulties every single entrepreneur faces is finding the right balance. If you work for yourself or run an SME, you know how much depends on you. No one else can take your place, and the business may well not run if you take some time to yourself. We end up working ourselves to the bone, never taking time off.
However, so many SMEs fall apart precisely because of this. When all day every day is committed to your business, you are likely to burn out eventually. Some people don’t, but they’re the exception. If you burn out too soon, your business will never get off the ground. And if you burn out when it is becoming successful, you will lose all momentum.
The good news is that these days you can easily take a break without going completely off the grid. Taking a working holiday is ideal for entrepreneurs.
In my opinion, there are few more perfect places to recharge than Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Here’s why I highly recommend it to help you beat burnout.
Vast and varied
The Amalfi Coast is all technically one coastline. However, that does not mean it has no variation. On the contrary, you’ll get to see a range of different landscapes, each with its own aesthetic charm. Furthermore, different towns along the coastline have unique features and cultures.
It is easy to get around as well. Book your ferry tickets and you’ll have an ideal way to see the coastline as well as the quickest and easiest way to get from one town to another.
This makes it perfect for relaxation. You can sit and watch the world go by, spending time meditating on what’s in front of you, rather than thinking solely about work. When you get to a town, you get the chance to see life through the eyes of people who have no connection to what you do.
You can go it alone
Often, entrepreneurs complain about having to spend so much time dealing with others. There are partners, vendors, employees, and clients. Many SME owners work really hard at generating important connections, networking, and maintaining relationships. This may be exhilarating at first, but eventually becomes exhausting, and all you want is to spend some time alone.
The Amalfi Coast is perfect if you want to be alone or with your significant other. There are so many destinations along the coastline that are calm and quiet, giving you the chance to be alone in a beautiful environment, while gaining inspiration from the beauty surrounding you.
This means that even when you’re working, you don’t feel overwhelmed by expectations. You get a vacation from the constant need to cater to others before yourself. Instead, you can choose when to tune out the world back home, take a break, or just enjoy the fresh air.
Hop from one place to the next
It also gives you the opportunity to not commit to staying in just one place. You can move from one town to the next, never becoming too attached to one or another. It is a lovely way to disconnect, taking yourself out of the world in which you need to make connections, put down roots, and keep careful track of everything.