Life can be hectic. Work can be demanding. Our schedules fill up with commitments. This endless sea of activity will take its toll.
Our bodies wear down. We become sick.
Our creativity decreases. We go through the motions like empty shells.
Our relationships suffer. We react instead of respond to others.
What is the solution? Since no progress has been made on the Super Secret Bonus Day, the solution requires some discipline.
During a much-needed get away with some amazing friends, we discussed possible solutions. The consensus was clear: Recovery Days.
Recovery Days are days that each of us has to put on our calendars periodically that allow us to gain back energy (rest), creativity, and connection. These Recovery Days become more important during seasons of our lives that require more creativity, more commitment, or more hours.
Striking this balance can seem impossible. Don’t wait too long, or until your calendar is already packed. Once your calendar is full, it is too late. As your calendar begins to fill and commitments are piling up, find the space for a Recovery Day and lock the day. Honor the commitment to yourself in the same way you would for a client or customer.
I just scheduled my first Recovery Day for June, right after a busy two weeks. Go ahead and schedule your Recovery Day today. Imagine what your work, creativity, and relationships may look like when you have recovered. You may find yourself ready to take on that next challenge, and who knows, it may just Change the World.