When you give yourself time to stop and rest, you also allow your body to recover. I’m doing some work presently with an amazing person, prize-winning author of ‘Companies Can Do Yoga Too‘, Marion Bevington, to try and release my trapped energy (no rude jokes!)
The point I want to make is that you need to listen to your body more and give your subconscious a chance to shine. If all we do is press, press, press we’re going to end up in trouble, perhaps even burning out. Take time regularly to recharge and you increase your chances of living longer, performing better and coming up with those flashes of inspiration that just might change the game vis-a-vis your competitors.
Your body is pretty good at telling you when you need to rest. Think of how many times when you break for annual leave you end up coming down with a stinking cold. Or perhaps think of those around you who push themselves to the limit and collapse from exhaustion. But have you ever thought about this? Why, if the two of us were walking along the street and we both fell off the curb, why one of us might break our leg and not both of us? Well, for those who believe the human body never lies, the truth lies in the fact that part of the body was carrying and underlying trauma already, which made it susceptible to a break.
Once you recharge and recover, not only do you improve your physical state, you also free your mind to reflect and to come up with new ideas. From my own personal perspective, I’m always on the go. In fact, by the time it comes to leaving the office Friday for the weekend, I’m exhausted.
However, all I really need is a decent night’s sleep, and perhaps a lie-in along with an hour or two lay on the sun lounger without distraction from books or electronic devices, doing a spot of mindful meditation and I’m back to my best.
A little side-note at this point… If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to consider investing in Sleep Cycle. It’s flaming marvelous. At night it monitors my sleep patterns and allows me to build a picture over time of the way I sleep and how different things affect the quality of my sleep, such as alcohol, exercise and stress levels. I really recommend the app, which is available for iPhone and Android devices.
Why did I choose to write about recharge today? Well, if you’re up-to-date with the blog, then you’re reading this on Sunday. It’s precisely one week since I had the idea of writing on my blog for thirty days straight – and you know what? It all began whilst I was ‘recharging’ on the sun lounger in the garden last weekend. Get the rest and recovery you need, tap into your true potential and rejoice at the results! That’s my call to action 🙂
So come on. What resources do you swear by to help you get that rest, recovery and recharge you need? Perhaps there’s something or someone that’s inspired you? Maybe there’s a technique you practice that really helps you reach a higher level of performance. Why not share your thoughts and recommendations.
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