If you’re exhausted, schedule time to rest properly, treating it like an unbreakable appointment.

I’m the world’s worst when it comes to taking time out. I wish I wasn’t, but something inside me seems to stop me stopping.

I know I’m not alone. I’m certain you’ll have gone through this yourself from time to time or (although I do hope not) as unreasonably and unceasingly as I’m inclined to do.

But the thing is, when I do slow right down and take time off, the clarity of my thinking improves to an enormous extent. Problems that seemed insurmountable appear much more manageable with the perspective afforded by a rested mind and a brain that’s no longer frazzled.

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Often it’s not good enough to expect that an opportunity to rest will pop up by accident. It needs to be planned, and put in your diary in indelible pen – just as if it was a vital appointment or a crucial meeting.

Don’t wait too long to do this for yourself. I spoke to the wife of a retired clergyman the other day who said that when she got home from the shops, her husband told her that he’d booked them a fortnight’s vacation.

Now that’s the way to do it.

3 thoughts on “If you’re exhausted, schedule time to rest properly, treating it like an unbreakable appointment.

  1. Great advice as I too am a “doer” – the tricks that work for me is to have a scheduled class – yoga for me- and to book appointments for a healing massage. I come out of both with a clearer mind and a fresh attitude!

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