I chose to take time off over the Memorial Day week-end, and though I had things that needed to be done it was time to take a rest! My husband was celebrating his birthday week, and as a gift I rewarded both of us with a mini in-house vacation!
We decided each day to do fun things we had been putting off doing together, and went out and accomplished them! We visited historic places around our city, spent time at the zoo, walked, ate out at restaurants we had not visited before, and caught up on some reading. We let the normal routines be interrupted and at the end of the 3 days we were renewed, refreshed, and ready to be back in the routine of our life together!
I recently read a blog post by Camilla Hallstrom about 29 Essential Time Management Tips to Optimize Your Work Productivity http://www.99smartideas.com/blog/best-time-management-tips-for-work and found out some interesting information about rest and productivity!
Some of the tips she shared to be most productive are to:
get 6.5-7.5 hours of sleep- she also shares tips on how to sleep to get the most rest
start our work early as our brains are most productive the first 2.5-4 hours after waking up
plan to take at least one day a week to completely rest
eat healthy- fruits and vegetables are best for being more productive and help us to get the rest we need
exercise regularly- planned it will help us be more productive and rested
take a vacation- without working
disconnect from technology at times you are not working
learn to quit multi-tasking
learn to say no
I am sure we have all heard these before; but the key is are you relating them to productivity by staying on purpose and enjoying life?
I want to live an abundant life that I know we can, how about you? As a recovering workaholic, perfectionist, and “queen of multi-tasking” I know when I choose to do some of these tips, I am at my best and in “my zone!”
I plan on making some needed permanent changes in my personal and professional life to rest and enjoy life; and still be productive and have a successful company and meet our business goals! Want to join me? It is possible!
Have a great restful and productive week!