As I think about my own summer and the flurry of activity I see my clients immersed in, I want to give you three simple tips to help you recharge and renew.
1. Notice your mindset
Pay attention to what you tell yourself each day. Everything begins with your mindset. Do your thoughts reflect frustration, fatigue, or positive energy and excitement? If they are more negative, identify a counteracting positive thought you will replace them with – or a small step you will take to shift your perspective.
2. Identify what you can stop doing
Most of us focus more on what we should be doing rather than what we should delegate to others or stop doing altogether. Challenge yourself to identify one change you will make to free up your time or delegate with a team member's development in mind.
3. Take short breaks
Research shows that taking a short break every 90 minutes can help you sustain your energy and productivity throughout the day. Simply get up from your desk, take a walk outside, or get a drink of water. Forcing yourself to plow through without breaks can actually make you less productive, requiring more time to complete your work.
This week, I want to challenge you to take one small step to renew and recharge. Remember that small steps can lead to big results.
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