We all need a time-out once in awhile.
Yes, you heard me. You must take a break from the daily stress and pressure we all face. Why?
First, studies show that people who allow themselves down-time, or recovery time as most of the literature calls it, are happier, more productive and more creative.
Second, you need down-time to be able to remember why you are working so hard. Why are you pushing yourself? What have you accomplished over that last quarter that was such a whirlwind? Are too busy working that you aren't working smart?
Third, and most important, what this point of success if you can't take some time to share it - be it with your family, your dog or even yourself.
So I urge you to give it a try. Even if it is just a weekend, an afternoon or an hour and not a full on 2 week vacation with no contact with civilization.
Trust me, it works. Promise.