If you’re like me, you work hard (and maybe too much).
I’m totally guilty of being a workaholic sometimes, but I get so excited about the fundraising work I’m doing that it’s hard to stop.
It’s equally important to play hard and to rest. In this day and age, there is so much emphasis on getting fundraising results that we push ourselves harder and harder, to the point of illness and exhaustion.
This also applies when things seem tough; when you have a difficult time concentrating or when everything seems to just be harder to manage.
If you find yourself exhausted and overwhelmed and things just aren’t flowing easily, then it is time to breakaway (even if it’s just for an hour or an afternoon).
When was the last time you did something to give your mind and body a break? You don’t have to go away to experience the pause that refreshes. It’s important that we all build in some time every week and maybe every day to give ourselves a little break.
I give you permission to slow down. Now.
Please take this seriously, because it really does make a difference. Go see a movie. Take a nap. Sit on your porch and watch the traffic go by.
Once you see how wonderful it feels to slow down, I bet you’ll do it again.
How do you recover and rejuvenate?
I want to know (maybe I’ll give it a try next time I need to get away from it all). List your favorite way to take a break below in the Comments section.