Saturday, April 17, 2010
"Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you have been taking any longer." The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz
Sometimes, the best course of action is to just step back for a while and take a break. The first reaction to stress is often to work even harder to try and get rid of whateverís causing it. Usually, this just fills more time with more activity, taking away options and causing more anxiety. When youíre feeling behind, when you lie awake nights wondering how youíre going to get everything done, when you start to replace whatís important with whatís urgent, thatís the time to slow down. Even when every instinct screams at you to speed up. Frantic action is rarely meaningful. Or very productive, for that matter. By taking a break, you can refocus and reenergize. Ironically, when you return, you can end up with the strength and awareness to get more done than ever.