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 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 results that we push ourselves harder and harder, to the point of illness and exhaustion.
Today, my family is taking off on a much-needed vacation. I’m planning to take naps, enjoy the scenery, see movies, dig my toes in the sand, and do a bunch of not-much.
I know that I’m going to be much more effective as a coach after a week of resting my body and my brain.
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 encourage you to 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.