By Carmen Glover
Have you ever noticed that when you push yourself too hard, with packed schedules and ultra-busy lives, exhaustion saps your energy even as you try to will yourself forward? That’s because your body is telling you what your mind is unwilling to accept: you need to take time to relax. No one is ever too busy to carve out time for relaxation, regardless of how important you think you are. Here are three ways relaxation helps you expedite your goals:
- The mind is soothed: When your mind is calm, your thoughts develop structure and clarity. A clear perspective is integral to goal setting because it allows you to examine the pros and cons of different ideas in a smooth, sensible and balanced manner. During the hustle and bustle of hectic days, it is difficult to find the time and space to soothe your mind enough to inspire clear thinking.
- The body refuels: As the mind relaxes, it forces your body to come along for the experience. Your body slows down from its frenetic pace and eases into a phase of much-needed rejuvenation. This allows you to recharge all the areas that are intrinsic to goal achievement—ideas, planning and course of action.
- You are energized: Many times when you take the time to relax that personal treat leads to unexpected dividends. New ideas come to mind. The importance of reconnecting with dormant contacts resurfaces. A better strategy to accomplish your goals is crystallized. A stagnant project gets an infusion of fresh energy and perspective.
With Women’s History Month drawing to a close and the presidential race remaining mired in a flux of dysfunction, a lot of attention will turn to meeting the April 15 tax deadline. With the transition period squarely focused on finances, take some time to enjoy the benefits of relaxation. The results will cause you to repeat the exercise often and share the benefits with others, which is a winning formula for all involved—OnPoinPress.net—