REST = Stop for Now
It’s the four letter word to a high performer who is constantly on the go and feels they can save time by skimping on rest. But this is the mindset that puts you in The Exhaustion Cycle of busy, beatdown, and burnout.
A high performance car cannot endlessly run without doing damage to the engine. We’re wired the same way.
Rest is the superpower to your energy. If you’re tired, everything is more difficult and takes so much longer. But if you’re rested, time almost becomes irrelevant because of your energy.
The gift of a new day does not automatically guarantee you have the energy to handle it. But when you combine rest and a new day for a high performer, the results are exponential.
Rest encompasses three key areas:
This key area is the foundation of all rest. But this is usually the first area that goes. We think we can add extra hours in the day by cheating sleep but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you can learn to maximize this consistent activity, you will find an energy gear you never knew you had.
Most of us start early, inhale lunch, and work late. But a break is strategically designed to rest your mind and move your body. These few powerful moments can make all the difference on your focus and productivity.
This is a challenge for the entrepreneur who is passionate about his work and finds himself almost always working. Rarely shutting the brain down is not healthy nor sustainable. But when you learn to shut the thinker down, you will be amazed at the amount of creativity that comes from this unique aspect of rest.