Being a business owner, you’re always thinking about making it better. It can be trendy and being a restaurateur just increases this attitude.

The intensity of operating a licensed eatery that is open from lunch through to late evening is invigorating but can wear down even the strongest owner. You put your heart and soul into your restaurant. However, your soul needs a rest from time to time.

At home cooking or dining out keeps your mind on the operation as well as it is a culinary endeavour. You’re continually learning new methods to apply at your own restaurant or scoping out staff. But you need downtime. It’s healthy to keep a balance. It allows you to refocus and come back as a better owner/operator.

The song bites

This song bite relates to what you need from time to time.  You want to escape the responsibilities, if for just a little while.

“I got nothing to do, and all day to do it”

“Too Much Time On My Hands” by Styx

This song bite reminds me of the times when it was my “personal” time. Tuesday lunches come to mind as I refer to My Restaurant Routine post.

“Oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go”

“You Never Give Me Your Money” by The Beatles

Another song bite that relates to the freedom a business owner yearns for from time to time.

Back in the day…

Back in the early 80s, cell phones were just emerging.  So, I could “get away” without being contacted.  I could really be on my own for a little while.  These days you’re always connected, which is a good thing to a degree, but it’s unrelenting.

A warning

Be aware of the health benefits of getting away from it all, if only for an afternoon. A well-run business will allow you to do so.