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The Power of Rest

The Power of Rest

When I say I'm all in, I’m all in.

If I have a project that I’m working on, I schedule my time deliberately so I can get the ball rolling fast, and I work hard to complete everything to the best of my ability. 

In everything that I do, I want to make sure that I’m focused and directed with purpose.  

The downer is, there are times I don’t even get a chance to rest. I remember back when I started my cleaning company; I didn’t take a vacation for years because I was so intensely focused on building the business. I had goals in mind and things I wanted to achieve.

… And I didn’t find a way to do that without being all in and giving my 100%. 

But something I’ve learned over the years is that if you don’t take care of your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional self, you burn out. 

You don’t operate in your fullest expression. You end up causing detriment to yourself. And in the long run, you’re not able to fully live out your purpose or impact the lives of those around you.

Last week, I was able to take some time off and kick back. I went on a mini vacation to a very opulent place by the ocean. There were palm trees, sun, sand, and a crystal-clear ocean surrounding me. More importantly, I was with someone I love.

It was in this environment that I was able to step away from my everyday routine and gain some perspective. Because I wasn’t in my normal everyday setting, I had a bird’s eye view of my goals ahead, and that helped me see my purpose in a new light. It recharged my batteries and gave me a greater sense of creativity.

Sometimes, we have to step away from our everyday routine to recharge. We have to spend time with those important to us. Resting is what gives us a renewed sense of purpose and creativity. 

As you’re building your business, growing, and expanding your life, think about areas of your life that aren’t in harmony with what it is that you’re claiming you want.

It’s not about finding balance in your life, it’s about living in a place of harmony. Things aren’t always going to be in balance. 

You can’t always afford to take time off.  Sometimes I’ll want to take a vacation, but my goal requires all my attention. In these times, there will be negative consequences if I don’t continue moving forward. 

There will be periods that I’m all go, go, go, and then there are periods of time where I rest. 

My life isn’t balanced, but it’s in harmony with my greater purpose and the bigger picture of my life. In my opinion, balance is overrated – it really is all about harmony.

So, if you’re striving toward a goal, keep up the momentum. But remember, soon this moment will pass, and soon you’ll need to set time to recharge so you can gain a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of creativity.

Remember, a healthy life isn’t always balanced, but it should be in harmony with your values. 

 

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