Time off is not a luxury; it’s a responsibility of small-business ownership. As the weeks click by, it’s easy to catch yourself thinking that a vacation would be an indulgence and that your business is too important to leave for even a short vacation. But without taking time off to recharge, a small-business owner can lose perspective and begin to miss critical, often obvious, opportunities. If you have difficulty remembering your last quality vacation, the return on your efforts at work may be diminishing, perhaps without your awareness. When you take vacation seriously, you’re not only reconnecting with yourself, family, and friends, you are also gaining a fresh perspective and approach to the work itself. This, in turn, helps you find more dynamic ways to achieve sustainable success for your small business.