Stopping Overwhelm

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As entrepreneurs, we often focus a lot on working hard but don’t think enough about taking breaks. This can make us feel really stressed and exhausted. Because of this, I came up with a simple plan a while back that I think can really help. It’s called the W 137 Plan.

What is the W 137 Plan?

The W 137 is an easy plan that helps busy entrepreneurs like us keep going strong without burning out. Here’s how it works:

  1. Wellness Wednesday (W): Every Wednesday, take 90 to 120 minutes to do something fun or relaxing. This could be getting a massage, going for a hike, or just doing something you love. This break in the middle of the week helps you recharge and get ready for the rest of the week.

  2. One Day Off Every Week (1): Choose one day every week to totally relax and do no work at all. This is like giving yourself a mini-vacation every week. It helps your mind rest and get ready for more work.

  3. Three-Day Weekend Every Month (3): Once a month, take a long weekend to do something special, like staying at a hotel or visiting a nice place. This gives you more time to unwind and enjoy some peace away from work.

  4. Seven-Day Vacation Every Three to Four Months (7): Every few months, take a whole week off to go somewhere nice, like the beach or the mountains. This longer break helps you reset and come back feeling fresh and excited.

Why Should You Try the W 137 Plan?

This plan helps you keep working well without getting too tired. It’s like setting up regular rest stops on a long drive—these breaks help you stay happy and healthy.

If you’ve been feeling really busy and stressed, trying this plan might make a big difference. It’s not just about working hard but also about making sure you have time to rest and enjoy life. This way, you can keep doing your best without wearing yourself out.

So, let’s not wait until we’re too tired to think about taking breaks. Plan your rest times just like you plan your work. Your future self will be really thankful!

Download the W137 Worksheet


Following a very simple three-step process, break in, break down, break through, Jordan helps his clients design and live their best lives while maintaining a profitable business.


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