Refresh so you can Refocus

I’m taking a break from the Career Wellness Series.  Heck, I’m taking a break, period (really – I’m writing this in advance.)  My kids are out on Spring Break this week, so I’m taking a Spring Break for a few days as well.  Are you taking time off any time soon?  If not, why not?

Every machine needs downtime, human machines especially.  It would have been so easy for me to say “yes” to client meetings, conference calls and other requests for those few days. It’s harder to say “no”, at least in the short run.  But in the long run, refreshment is vital to sustainable performance.

Don’t make excuses if you want to take time away.  Just make it a priority, make a plan and set expectations with those who come calling.  The world will not stop spinning without you, or me, for a few days.  Then when we come back, we’ll be ready to rock again.


One comment

  1. One of the “Laws of the Navy” goes like this:

    “When a ship that is tired returneth
    With signs of the sea showing plain;
    Men put her in dock for a season;
    And her speed shall reneweth again.

    So shall ye if per chance ye grow weary
    In the uttermost parts of the sea;
    Pray for leave for the good of the service;
    As much and as oft as need be.”

    Wise words!
    ~ CCJ

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