So how many times have you actually pushed yourself to get so much done that you actually forgot to take tome for what’s important? This has been one of those weeks. I have been stressed out over so many things I had to get done that I actually never took the time to relax.
We need to build a habit of relaxing and letting ourselves just put off the work needed to get done for the mental peace of letting our minds wander and maintain that creative edge. I know so many great creative people who just cannot create anymore because they have built the stress level of life up and left no room for the creative side to work.
This week as I was traveling, I found it hard to relax, to just take 30 minutes and enjoy the sun, or the view. So as I was about to head to speak yesterday at the 2% Club monthly summit, I had one hour where I could just relax in the afternoon. I went to the pool at the place I was staying and got into the water and let it cool me down.
I then spent another 20 minutes just sitting on a deck chair and letting my mind relax. There was no music to set the mood, no ideas I had to have created. It was just 30 minutes of time to sit and enjoy the day that I was alive in.
Yes those things I had to get down were still waiting when I returned, but I was so relaxed in my mind that I was able to be open to an idea that was shared with me and I was able to add it to my speech last night when I told a story that I have not used in five years.
I was open to hear some of the things I needed to hear about some of the plans I have for the rest of the year. I was able to be ready to get other things rolling. So while I’m riding to get back to Dallas today and tomorrow I am also going to relax and enjoy the ride. After all, we need to be relaxed and ready. I have a big weekend coming up. Just ask Gwynne about that, she is excited as well.
Write your comments about how you relaxed and it set your mind up to become creative again. Come back tomorrow for one last daily success habit for the week.