When our days are packed we tend to leave ourselves behind…and sometimes our coffee. At least that’s how I judge my time. If I’m at work at 7am and my coffee is still half full by noon, that’s my sign I need a break! This quote is a great reminder that when our schedules are full, so are our minds and rest is important for us to re-energize and recoup some energy for whatever’s next in your day. I realize that this is near impossible for many…lunch breaks are now fantasies, a thing of the past. Today we are more connected and have more demands than ever.
The challenge this week is on your busiest day, actually schedule a break. Your brain needs time to process and recoup! Make sure it’s somewhere no one can contact you, preferably out of your place of work. Use that time (hopefully you can get anywhere from 30-60 mins) to just be, meditate, listen to music, go for a walk, read a book, etc. It’s important to make sure your phone is not in reach as well as that can be a perfect distraction from awarding yourself this time to reboot. Be mindful of this exercise on your busiest days and I think you will begin to feel less stressed and more accomplished 1 “mental recovery” break at a time. 🙂