Everyday, you go from one activity to the next. It’s from meeting to meeting or from work to a hectic home life. This constant rushing around takes its toll. Do you ever take a break? You even feel that you need a vacation from your vacation. Sound familiar?

1)      Build in breaks during your day.

If you’re frequently in meetings all day, schedule 45 minute meetings. Use the in-between time to move your body, stretch, or take some deep breaths. Your body will love you for this.

2)      Block out time for which you schedule nothing.

Yes, absolutely nothing! Yes, read that again. Absolutely nothing.

We are addicted to being busy. This doesn’t mean we are being productive. Be intentional with every moment. Scheduling time to do nothing, take a nap or do what makes you come alive in this time.

3)       7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

When you only get 5 to 6 hours of sleep at night, your cognition performs as if you were drunk. Do you really want to operate your car, conduct a meeting, or have an important conversation in this state? Probably not. Imagine being more effective at work if your cognition was faster? What would that do for your work, life and relationships?

Rest is how we rejuvenate. Rest is how we keep our vitality. Rest is the key element that allows us to perform better, faster, and more effectively.

 

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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