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Is ‘Rest’ Important in Your Life?

rest-1Merry Christmas everyone, and hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.  As we take time to spend with family and friends living out the true meaning of the holiday, anyone find it hard to actually take time to “REST?”

Why is that? Medical science tells us we are more creative, productive, and will live longer when we value our ‘rest’ time as much as we do the hours we spend at work.

As a CEO of a thriving company, and a person that was brought up to love to work as my identity; resting is a struggle. Anyone else in the same situation?

According to the latest figures I am not alone. We, in America, are working longer work weeks, for longer span of our lifetimes, and feel resting is a luxury we cannot afford.

During this beautiful Christmas season of 2016 and beyond I am making a choice to not be like everyone else.  Can we choose to see the value of rest, and plan how we are going to make it a priority going forward?  This is not a matter of New Years’ ‘resolutions’, it is a priority of health, business success, wellness, and security.

Some tips to consider are:
1.      Find your worth and security that is not based on your work and achievement.
2.      Prioritize better and plan time for rest.
3.      Set definite work hours and quit on time.
4.      Organize your work and work space.
5.      Exercise regularly-no longer using work as an excuse not to do so.
6.      Spend time resting with your family and friends with no guilt.
7.      Spend less time in front of the TV which suggests we need to work more.
8.      Do something every day you love doing that is not related to your work.
9.      Create an easier lifestyle that focuses on the important and not the image of
always having to be working.

Wishing for you and your family, a wonderful Christmas, where you begin making a new way of life, where rest is valued and see how your work life becomes easier and less stressful!

 “I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the Word repeats, of peace on earth goodwill to men.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 Have you heard the bells lately?

Sue Falcone-CEO
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Are You Getting Enough Rest to Be Productive?

work and enjoy lifeI 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!

Sue Falcone
Sue Falcone