How to endure for the long run and the importance of regrouping and taking time for you!
There are many times when life can get us down, we can feel overwhelmed when things do not go as planned. When this happens we may lose our vigor and motivation.
This is especially true when dealing with stress. During those times we can begin to operate in a way that is less than our best.
We start overthinking
We get personally offended at the slightest thing
We start to become overly controlling or possessive
We can become easily angered
These things all stem from fear and are of a low vibration. These mind frames do not feed us and these states do not uplift us.
When we start to feel this way, it is so important to take some time for ourselves to regroup, relieve stress, and refocus.
The Benefits of Taking a Break and Regrouping.
I listened to an entrepreneur speaker say the most damaging thing for a businesses “Start, Stop.” This is the idea that you may start on the project then stop then start again then stop, creating more and more distance between you and your goals.
Although I believe it can be harmful, in some senses, for momentum, for your mental state, this can be beneficial.
There is an advantage from those breaks in between. Those little spaces can create strength and growth like the spaces in between pillars that hold up a building.
The breaks you take are a chance for rest, relaxation and a chance to refocus. We also use those breaks to re-evaluate.
These times are an opportunity to really figure out what you want and re-enforce your desires.
Additionally, when you go through those breaks and come back re-energized, it creates a space where you’re better able to handle disappointments and pitfalls. Because of the time off, you may not crumble to the many unforeseen circumstances and potential burnout. Taking these breaks is integral and an important time to relax.
Burnout occurs when your body and mind can no longer keep up with the tasks you demand of them. Don’t try to force yourself to do the impossible. Delegate time for important tasks, but always be sure to leave time for relaxation and reflection.”
Remembering to take time for yourself. Relaxing is so important. It is the balance you need for working intensely and tirelessly. It’s all about balance.
So how do you make it through the long haul?
How do you make it to your long term goals?
Give yourself a break. And when you are back working – be consistent.
Endurance come from staying consistent. Do not rely on being motivated to be consistent. Motivation is fleeting. Create a plan. Include rest in your plan. And do it.