For this week’s post I want to share something with you that I found very helpful in both my professional and personal lives. It is from the writings of author, blogger, sought after lecturer, corporate coach, and founder of numerous businesses Leary Gates.
If you are a person interested in business and/or personal growth and increased efficiency I encourage you to get connected to Leary and the plethora of resources he offers. Please see these resources listed (and hyperlinked) at the end of this post.
One of the opportunities to which I have availed myself is a tri-weekly email/blog post through learygates.com . The posts are brief, easy to read, and practical writings that touch on any number of “aspects of life.” I highly recommend and thoroughly believe that you and those in your circle of influence would benefit from these weekly gems.
Here is an example of a post I received on July 5th and honestly it couldn’t have come at a better time. I was exhausted from my other career (Lead pastor of a church) and could have wasted my day and excused it with my weariness. But I read Leary’s post and not only had a productive day, I actually felt very good by the end of my day because I hadn’t wasted that day! Read on:
” Rest, of course, is necessary to rejuvenate and gain perspective. Research has shown that engaging in other, relaxing activities helps us integrate what we’re learning and solve problems subconsciously. So, rest is critical for working even more effectively.
Yet, how do you know whether you’re relaxing or just wasting time?
I find myself often struggling with keeping activities intended to give me a break from dominating my attention. It’s far too easy to get sucked into another level of Angry Birds, or even another chapter of a book. I’m especially vulnerable on long weekends when I have more “disposable time.” If you fall into the same time-trap as I do, these questions may help:”
To read the entire post click on this link: Are you taking a break or wasting time?
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Be well my friends.