When you drive your car there is a fuel gauge that lets you know how much fuel you have left in the tank. In some cars there is a flashing light or it tells you "you have 45km left to go". Then you know you need to stop and refuel.
You also know after 30,000km, or whatever distance your car manual tells you, your car needs a day in the garage to get the oil changed, water topped up, perhaps the tyres renewed. Again you may have information flashing up on your screen telling you to do these things.
What about you? What lets you know it is time to stop to
refuel? Or you need to take time to "change your oil"? Because taking that time-out is valuable for your performance and your health.
The way to achieve maximum performance is surprisingly to take sufficient breaks from the job at hand. Then you stay fresh creative & flexible.
For the next month experiment with:
Let go and Reee-laax
Take 15 minutes to half an hour, at a time most useful for you.
What could you choose to do?
How do you think either or both of these would work for you?
At the end of the day, check in with yourself, ask yourself some questions:
Just experiment, play with it and discover what happens. I'd love to know.....
Have fun and enjoy
Julie Silfverberg has worked in the field of personal and professional development for more than 20 years. She works with a diverse and exciting group of people. Each with their own unique talents and potential.