Taking a Break

When we’re busy, overwhelmed, consumed with work and responsiblities, we often forget how important it is to take a break.

A client of mine just returned from a wonderful relaxing cruise vacation with his family and I noticed how calm and yet rejuvenated he sounded about the work ahead of him in this new year.  As he talked about his trip and about his goals and intended actions for the next while, I was reminded of how important it is to give ourselves a break – at least yearly for a long vacation, for a day or two or three each month or week, for an hour or more each day.

It’s easy to get lost in the pile of paper, emails, phone messages, tasks to be done, important projects to complete.  And yet, when we do that, we lose more.  Sometimes we lose ourselves!

How often do you make ‘taking a break’ a priority in your year, month, week, day?

Do you long for balance in your work and life, yet forget to schedule the breaks that will help you find it?

Have you taken a break today? This year yet?  Last year?

What is the break you need right now?

What is the break you will give yourself right now? Or soon?

What doors do you know will open for you when you allow that space into your life?

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