When was the last time you strategically planned a pause that refreshes? I’m not necessarily talking about a trip or vacation. We all know we can pack every travel moment so full of activity that we return home exhausted. I’m talking about a pause that includes white space on your calendar. Time to think, dawdle, and rest.
The fact is, a strong work ethic is part of my heritage and identity. I grew up with the belief system that you need to earn your own way. Get your work done every day and don’t complain. Show up early, stay late – do whatever it takes. Working a lot, in my mind, has always carried with it a badge of honor. So was not taking any sick days. A mental health day? What’s that?
I now realize how self-destructive this attitude can be. Life is far too short to spend all of it at work, even if you love what you do. Taking time for yourself is not selfish. Being kind to yourself is not being self-centered. Creating boundaries to protect your time and energy is critical. Add to that the fact that palliative nurses report that they don’t hear death bed wishes of people saying, “If only I had worked more.”
Join me for an episode that addresses:
Do We Need More Time Off To Be On At Work?
How Vacations Benefit Productivity
Two Reasons to Stop and Celebrate
Four Ways to Strengthen Your Heart
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Have a beautiful summer... the best is yet to come!