The Value Of Rest
Hi everyone! It’s one great day in my side of the world, I hope you’re having the same.
I just came from an absolutely relaxing weekend. It was totally rejuvenating to spend it with my wife and kids-just chillin’. And now fully recharged, I’m back to work. Throw those difficult tasks and corporate hell right here, baby, coz I’m all fired up and ready to go!
It’s a miracle what an amazing work-free weekend can do to the body and mind. A day or R and R just releases all tension away. Think of your stressed-out body as a burlap sack full of potatoes. After a leisurely day or two spent to do with as you will, imagine all the potatoes rolling out and the sack goes from being taut to totally limp.
Here’s another scenario. Think of the burlap sack as already full. But you keep on adding more potatoes. What will become of it? Of course, it will eventually rip and tear. You might still be able to sew it together, but it won’t be the same sturdy burlap sack you first had.
This is a crazy, stress-filled world that we live in. We are constantly harassed to accomplish things by the end of each work day. Most of the time, we bring it upon ourselves when we focus too much on work and leave family and recreation in the back seat. The sky-high levels of hypertension and other stress-related diseases and psychological illnesses have reached dismal levels in this country that the lengths we go to subject our bodies to such tortures are beyond my comprehension.
Our human bodies are like that sack. It needs to recharge, rejuvenate. If it doesn’t, it’s going to tear apart and while putting it back together again is possible, it won’t be as good as it was before it broke down.
You’ve got to be adamant about setting a day or two away from work. Working online at our own pace gives us Internet marketers more flexibility than others in this regard. Whether it be a weekday or a weekend, you’ve got to treat your rest day/s sacred. Go for a massage. Spend time playing with your kids. Dance. Sing. Chase butterflies. Swim. Take pictures. Do whatever relaxes you.
Only when you’ve taken time out will you be able to fully engage yourself and be productive in work again. Ideas that you wouldn’t normally be able to think of under times of duress will flow ceaselessly. Trust me.
Your success hinges on the value you put on rest.
To YOUR Success,