Can Taking a Vacation Be Good For Your Dream Dinners Franchise?

August 13, 2015 In: Ingredients for Success, Time Management Comments (None)

Can Taking a Vacation Be Good For Your Dream Dinners Franchise?

Now that you’ve made the leap to franchising, don’t let this increased flexibility and freedom go to waste. The weather’s warm and the kids are out of school for the summer — now is the perfect time to take that dream summer vacation.

We understand that it may be difficult to peel yourself away from your Dream Dinners franchise, even just for a long weekend. After all, you love the work you do but taking some time off can actually be beneficial for you in the long run. Whether you take your family camping or a friend’s vacation to the beach, taking some time off this summer is necessary.

Today, Dream Dinners franchise reviews some of the personal and professional benefits of taking some time off.

The Benefits of Vacation Time

Although it may be hard to believe, taking a vacation from your business may actually be beneficial to you. Vacations can also have a positive impact on your business’ bottom line. Taking a much needed vacation can create:

  • Improved life perspective, energy and motivation
  • Increased creativity, productivity and problem-solving
  • Improved relationships and communication
  • Decreased irritability and stress levels
  • Fewer negative emotions and depression
  • Decreased risk of heart disease

You won’t just experience these benefits while you’re on vacation – they can be long lasting. In fact, a recent study found that 82 percent of small business owners perform better at work after they return home from vacation. If you can’t find the time this summer to take an extended vacation, consider taking a long weekend off — the positive effects of taking a vacation can still be seen in people who take just a 24 hour time-out.

Let Your Employees Off The Hook, Too!

Going an extended period of time without taking time away from your Dream Dinners franchise may not only affect you, but can trickle down through your employees leading to widespread burnout. High amounts of burnout in your Dream Dinners franchise can led to increased absenteeism, job turnover, decreased levels of job satisfaction, lower productivity, increased conflict and reduced commitment.

Because a negative attitude can affect your entire team, encourage your Dream Dinners franchise employees to take some time off too.  You may even consider planning an employee outing at a nearby park or restaurant for your entire staff. Gathering together outside of the workplace can strengthen employee morale and ensure that everyone has some time to relax.

For some tips on how you can plan for some time off, check out our previous article here.