Getting away from it all, even for just a few hours, can give you a fresh outlook on your business, making you more productive. I have been doing this for several years now, so I can tell you that this really works.In 2005 I decided to start my online business. That first year was a struggle for me financially, so there would not be time or money for even a short vacation. It was also extremely hot where I was living, so I longed of a way to get away from it all for even a short time.I came up with a solution that worked very well. One day I left my house very early in the morning and drove for about an hour and a half. This put me by the ocean in a city called Santa Barbara. I spent about six hours there, walking by the beach, having my lunch on a bench, and watching the people come and go. I felt like I was on vacation. It was very relaxing and the temperature was at least twenty degrees cooler than where I was living. At the end of the day I drove back home, refreshed and ready to get back to work.The following week I did the same thing. For the remainder of the summer I would go on my little one day vacations every week or two. I was more productive than I ever imagined and my business took off. Now I am able to go anywhere I want to, but I still remember the days of my one day vacations.