How’s it going for you? Are you constantly ‘on air,’ multitasking on all fronts? Do you belong to those who surf the internet on their tablet while simultaneously checking their WhatsApp messages on their smartphone and impatiently thinking about the next item on their agenda?
Or are you one of those who effortlessly manage to take short breaks and escape from the daily noise for a moment? Because they know that the world will keep turning even when they take a step back. However you live your life, one thing is certain – in sports as well as in business, there’s no peak performance without rest, and no achievement without breaks.
Confucius once said: ‘In stillness lies strength.’ Those who are under constant pressure in their daily lives might smirk at this and think: ‘That sounds nice and all, but I really don’t have the time for that.’ Learning to mentally switch off from time to time and detach yourself from activity for a moment creates the conditions for real performance improvement. Just like with top athletes, strength is built during moments of rest. The best part is that these periods of rest not only enhance performance but also improve overall quality of life.
Each of us intuitively knows when and how to recharge our batteries with new energy. However, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we usually only pay attention when the alarm bells are already ringing. Don’t forget this crucial aspect and make moments of deceleration your top priority in your planning. They clear your mind, enhance creative thinking, lead to better results – and most importantly, they’re enjoyable. Setting goals you wish to achieve is not just a matter of definition. Only the right mix of endurance, motivation, intuition, and creative thinking in your planning – along with enough mental space – will lead to successful implementation.
We all have exactly 24 hours in a day. No more, no less. You decide how you use your time and resources. To prevent your energy from draining and your mood from souring halfway through your journey, simply take a mental vacation. Periodically. Over and over again.
’Yes, I want a mental vacation, but I don’t know when or how to integrate it.’
No worries, let’s embark on this journey together – it’s easy::
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