Changing behavior is challenging.
When your habits have lead you to success in various forms as a direct result of those habits, they’re doubly hard to break.
When I think of being productive, it’s in my nature to use as many minutes of my waking hours as possible to create results.
This leads me to push myself and work harder than others. It’s lent to terrific results. It’s also lead to multi-tasking, exhaustion and stress.
When I step back, I don’t want to lose this behavior entirely, I want to reduce the amount I use it and only engage it when I need to. Only then.
Taking a necessary break today let me breathe in crisp, cool air, dance to music outdoors on a beautiful Spring day, celebrate Ali as she finished a 12.5K, have an impromptu date with my husband and reclaim joy and perspective after an emotionally challenging week.
I’m recharged and refreshed in a way I didn’t realize I was missing.
It’s time for a few more breaks in my world. How about you?