We recently returned from our annual beach vacation in beautiful
Seagrove Beach, Florida.
This time, in addition to our immediate family, including my mom
and dad, we also invited 4 nieces and one nephew. So we were
responsible for 6 kids.
Not exactly the relaxing getaway I had in mind.
On the other hand, it was nice to have some fun in the sun with
all the kids. And we did the usual activities, including body
surfing, burying a few of the kids in the sand….watching the
outdoor theatre over in Seaside Beach, eating lots of fresh
seafood, drinking a few cold ones (us that is, not the kids!)
Following my usual tradition, I took a complete break from my
usual breathing, energy and fitness program. No sessions at all.
My only exercise was our daily walks and lots of swimming and
body surfing in the gulf.
When I got back from vacation and back into routine, I found
myself looking forward to it and relishing it. I actually
missed it. It’s truly part of the fiber of my daily life.
Our vacation reminded me of how important it is to unplug once
in awhile and just get away from it all.
Of course, we each know the importance of having some down time
and of giving ourselves the time and space to simply be, have
some fun, and do some of the things we may not usually have time
It’s so important to reconnect with your family too – the people
who mean the most to you. It’s very easy to get caught up in
the day-to-day and begin to lose touch with what’s important.
The raw material of personal performance and productivity is
generated by your physical, mental and emotional energies.
You need to regenerate these important sources of personal
power once in awhile in order to replenish yourself.
I’ve found this out from experience: when I am well rested,
either from several nights in a row of good sleep…or from
taking a few days off from work and simply having some fun…I
can get two, three, even five times more done when I get back
On the other hand, when I cycle through phases where I am
working (seemingly) most of the time, without much of a
break…well, I stall out.
As the saying goes, “It takes me takes me twice as long to get
half as much done”.
Worse yet, I begin to focus more on problems and obstacles. I’m
so far down in the weeds, I have lost the vision of the bigger
things in my life and my businesses I am trying to accomplish.
I’m sure you can relate.
So, I highly recommend taking a break once in awhile, even if
it’s just for a long weekend.
Get back in touch with what’s important in your life. Have some
fun. Take the time to think, imagine, even dream, about the
people and things you want to manifest in your life.
And above all…take a few minutes here and there to relax and
In your next tip, I’ll share with you some more ways you can
rejuvenate and refresh yourself on a regular basis to maximize
your personal power.
You Can Do It!
“Best Breathing Exercises: Transform Body Mind and Spirit with
Dynamic Energy Exercise!”
Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2013