As you lead your organization or business, time becomes a resource that you might feel you don’t ever really have enough of.
There’s always something that needs to be done. Something that requires your attention for the vision to move forward.
Just as some tasks or projects are completed, new ones are added to the list. It can be all too easy to not take a break because it feels like there’s much more to do. And even when you are passionate about what you do, you can still reach a point where taking time out for you would serve you more than continuing to tackle your growing to do list.
When those points come, do you take the break, leave the office or computer and really let your mind rest or is your mind still at work?
What if I said that taking care of yourself needs to be on your priority list and not only when you are reach that breaking point?
It might seem selfish when there’s so much to do and...
Let's set the stage a bit:
It’s the start of the week, and you have a list a mile long full of tasks that need to be done.
You take a sip of your coffee (or in my case, tea) and wonder how you are going to get it all done.
Perhaps you start checking email, only to realize you need to make a phone call before you head to your first meeting – either virtual or in person.
After finishing the call, you realize you need to update a few notes to be ready for the meeting, but you still have to get this one email sent before you leave, so you switch gears again and finish the email.
Then with only a few minutes to spare, you scribble some thoughts on a sheet of paper and race to your meeting.
As the morning progresses and you are in another meeting, you realize there are some emails you want to check, so you decide that you can listen to the meeting and respond to a few emails, too.
Does this sound at all like something you’ve experienced?
If so, you probably...