Reprinted from Business Psychology Associates
At a time when work seem to be doubling, children and families keep coming around with new and different demands, and bills need to be paid, you may be wondering how you can possibly afford to take a break. The truth is, your effectiveness increases significantly when you leave time in between demands for renewal. Weightlifters know to leave a day between working certain muscle groups, marathon runners alternate intense periods of running with light jogs, and artists are well-aware of the creativity that comes when they leave their canvass alone.
We recommend the following strategies for finding time to pause
• Clear away the clutter in your workspace, family
time and alone time to reveal quiet and reflection.
You will also want to practice leaving work at work and home at home. Carrying our concerns, worries, and regrets around with us from one place to another is of little value. The different settings will eventually reveal to you the opportunity to change your mind.
Make work a break from home and home a break from work!