Sometimes when we work for ourselves and make our own rules we can end up overworking ourselves.
This has happened to me quite a few times working as an independent heating and air conditioning specialist.
As a matter of fact, I am right now taking the month off from all of my heating and air conditioning duties because of this. I closed shop and said i’m on vacation. I was working almost 12 hours a day with no breaks on weekends for quite a while and it finally caught up with me. Had I been working for a regular heating and air conditioning company as one of their certified heat and a/c specialists this would have never happened because they would have never allowed it to happen. But when working for yourself, you lose track of time on occasion. Believe me I enjoyed the money, but I did not want to kill myself either. That is why I am taking the month off to rest and recoup my body and brain. If my customers need heating and air conditioning service during this time I gave them the contact to a friend of mine who is also an independent heating and air conditioning contractor and they will just have to use them while I am gone. Working hard is one thing, but working too hard is another. That can get to be dangerous. And I am just glad I caught it when I did. It is so great to be an independent heating and air conditioning contractor let me tell you!