Taking time off is a wonderful thing.
It’s important time that’s needed to get perspective, recharge and allow new ideas to filter to the surface. Things that often get lost and ignored in the day-to-day, heads-down, bums-up work of running a business.
But taking time off is also a momentum killer.
All of that work you put into projects to get them moving and shaking has come to a halt.
After weeks of doing things with no schedule, also gone is the work routine and habits that allowed you to get that momentum going in the first place.
Now that you’re back at working on your business, you’re left with the daunting task of getting that momentum going again.
How does one build momentum again?
With tiny consistent actions.
Doing a huge amount of work in one day and then burning yourself out again is not a sustainable way to build momentum (but can be tempting after returning from time off). Instead, it comes from doing small actions that add up overtime.
A marathon is finished with thousands of steps. A plane is built with millions of components. Momentum is created by hundreds of tiny actions.
So begin today, with the smallest task. Then tomorrow do it again. And do it again.
And do it again.