“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”
This has been one of the busiest weeks I can remember. New content, deadlines for various assignments and getting ready for a couple of upcoming trips all added to the non-stop days at the computer or on the phone. This morning though, as the sun finally comes out after a solid week of storms, we're headed to the beach. I just want some quality time with Sheila at the one place that always gets me to relax and unwind, the ocean.
It's a very short post and an easy point to make. Learn to recognize the importance of stepping away from the business. Recognize the signs of burn-out before they take hold. Understand the importance of a calm mind and learn to relax.
Had I written this post just a few years ago I would have been a complete hypocrite because it's not something I've had an easy time learning. My entire life I've been wound a little too tight, rarely recognizing the benefits of getting off the clock now and then. It's one of the toughest lessons in business to learn - when to step away.
So, this is dedicated to all of you who need a break, but keep saying, "I just can't get away right now." Take a break while you have a choice versus waiting until you crash and burn and it becomes mandatory. Stop and smell the roses, appreciate your friends, family and the life you have and recognize the business will all be here when you get back. I'm not suggesting you take a summer sabbatical, just a few hours or a day to recharge as soon as you can if you need it.
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
Wishing everybody a terrific weekend and time to just relax, calm your mind and be ready to be the best you can be for whatever comes along next in your business. And, if you're near Lido Beach, we'll be 50 yards to the north of the refreshment stand!