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How about a change-up in topics today? Two weeks ago I shared how I set and achieved a goal. Before that, I shared more “ahas” learned at the Global Leadership Summit. I believe this event made such a huge impression on me because the variety of themes constructed a complex quilt of good sense. So let’s take a break from actions and look at the following words…
Take a nap. Go to sleep. That is the new hustle. Take care of yourself.
This comes from Albert Tate who states that napping is the new hustle. I don’t know about you, but in the past, I felt like I had to be busy all the time. It always left me overwhelmed and exhausted which lowered my productivity. But take a nap? No way! I would feel too guilty to do that!
One thing I did work on was my bed and wake-up times to try to get eight hours of sleep. That helped. Yet it didn’t erase the midday sluggishness completely. When I listened to Albert’s talk, it gave me permission to take a nap if I felt like it. You see, our brains are mini computers and need to be reset. Healthy leaders have healthy rhythms of rest. If you’re feeling tired or sluggish, go ahead and nap in the middle of the day. Rest equals freedom and you will end up going out in a season of abundance…
And be sure to take a day off now and then. The fact is, you can’t afford to NOT take a day off once in a while.
One last thing.
It’s OK to not be OK. We all have experienced loss, especially since Covid. Grieve it, heal from it, and let others in. This might include counseling. I did this for a year and a half in 2018 and 2019. It helped me heal and be honest not only with myself, but with others. As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a certified counselor, however, I do have lots of life experiences so feel free to reach out and talk with me to explore what you want to do with your life.