If there’s something I would say to my younger self, this is it: take the time to relax and you will be more successful in everything you do!
We all have this rush coming from the desire of getting so many things done at once, but sometimes we simply forget we are humans. Even a car requires some maintenance from time to time to keep running smoothly. We are no exception. In fact, I will give you 5 reasons why you should make an appointment to recharge your batteries.
1. You get more clarity
Did you know that our brain is the one who requires sleep? Yes, that’s true. Muscles have a very active way of recharging, but our mind requires some time off to replenish its energy. This isn’t limited to sleep. Taking a day off from your job can do wonders for your wisdom and clarity. Not to mention that his is the cure for lack of new ideas.
2. You get more time with the people you love
You get more time for love. No man will ever say on his/her deathbed: “I wish I would have worked more!”. Love is the biggest treasure in this world, and you should make a habit from dedicating yourself to the people you love.
The money will still be there, stocks will still be there, your tasks will still be there, and let’s be honest you won’t miss them so much. But your family and lover are the most important values you have, so take the time to spend time with them. It’s worth it all the time in the world.
As a note, always choose love above everything else!
3. You are more relaxed
Stress is doing damage to any area you can think off. Your body gets affected, your mind gets affected and your productivity gets affected also. So taking the time to relax and doing something you love it will do wonders for relaxation.
Stress biochemically affects us, slows us down and even clog up our blood vessels. So it’s tremendously important to keep yourself relax, and therefore productive at full levels.
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
4. You will have more energy
It’s true that we need to be productive in life and constantly progress, but sometimes we need time to refill our energy. And by sometimes I mean at least one day a week. Our bodies cannot endure endless pressure and work, so we need to take care of ourselves also.
Because if we don’t and we keep working 24/7, 365 days a year, our productivity and success can drop even at 1%. When you are exhausted and stressed out you can’t do anything good. So take the time to gain your strengths.
5. You will be more motivated
The day you take off is the reward that you give yourself for all that hard work. It’s true, we get a lot of compensations, but constantly working will give us no time to actually enjoy the rewards of our hard work. So, taking a break give you time to enjoy life and it’s beauty.
It’s also motivating because in this time you can set goals better, you can envision your dreams clearer and you get much more confidence in what you are doing. We can’t find motivation when we don’t have the time to find ourselves. Personally, I dedicate at least one hour to motivate myself, to set my goals for the day, month or year, envision my dreams like I’m already there and getting in that state of perfect productivity.
Bottom line: Take some time off to relax, gain your energy, spend time with the ones you love and simply cherish life in its purest beauty. It’s totally worth it!
What about you? Do you relax enough or you need to change things up a little bit? What changes will you apply to your life? Share it with us in the comments.