Relax and Reflectposted by Russ Whitney in Russ Whitney

relaxHello friends and welcome back. It’s Wednesday and I’m Russ Whitney, your host for today’s blog. If you’re new to the Inner Voice, you’ll find that I’m here every Wednesday, keeping in touch with our readers and fans and discussing things that (I hope) will help you to be more successful and joyful in your life.

Today we’re going to talk about something that’s extremely important in today’s busy world, taking time to relax and reflect.

Let’s face it, a person’s work life can be extremely hectic. When you throw in everything, from commuting to work, fighting traffic, meeting deadlines, dealing with customers, etc. etc., by the time the end of the day rolls around most people are completely exhausted.

Of course then there’s also family, spouses, friends, exercise and everything else and, when you add all of that together, you get a picture of the hectic life that many of us lead today, including myself.

That’s why, on a regular basis, it’s vitally important to take some time to get away from your everyday work life to recharge your batteries.

I’m not talking about a full-blown vacation, where you jump on a plane and head to the Caribbean for one or two weeks (although that’s necessary once or twice a year as well), but instead “mini-vacations” of 2 or 3 days where you put work, and the stress and anxiety that it can bring, aside completely while you focus on something relaxing that you enjoy doing.

For me it’s heading to Costa Rica for 2 or 3 days where I completely relax, put my smart phone on “mute” and reconnect with old friends.

Of course I know that many of you can’t do that (at least not yet) so for you I would suggest taking a ride into the country and staying 1 or 2 nights at a B & B, or heading to whatever coast might be close to you and relaxing for a day or three there.

Heck, you could even just go to a nice local hotel in your hometown and get the matrimonial suite with the Jacuzzi and ridiculously comfy king-size bed, where you could order room service and a massage and pamper yourself for one or two nights.

The point is that you do whatever it takes to completely forget about work and everyday life, if only for a couple of days, so that your brain and body can relax, re-energize and focus.

Trust me, when you head back into work on Monday everyone will be asking you what’s different, or what’s changed about you, because you’ll be walking around with a skip in your step and a smile on your face. Not only that but you’ll be ready to face those challenges with a new and brighter attitude, something that can go a long way towards being successful.

So there you go my friends. A little bit of advice on how to stay focused in a busy world from me, Russ Whitney, author of Inner Voice: Unlock Your Purpose & Passion.

Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you back here next week Wednesday.

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