This is a part of the series of posts that tie back to the 11 Life Lessons I Learned From Running.
I only run three days a week, which gives me plenty of time to recover.
Likewise, I have to take breaks and vacations between projects (or during long ones) so that I don’t get burnt out.
It’s easy to keep rushing from one project to the next. There is always more to do, another item on the todo list, or some emergency to take care of. The key is to realize that you can’t always do everything, and that you need to be well-rested to stay focused. Choose which projects/tasks are most useful to your overall goals (perhaps the ones on your Life List or your Action Plan) and drop the ones that do not help move you toward those goals.
This freeing up of time will allow you take necessary breaks. You need to recover, to re-energize, and to be able to focus. Take the time to do what you need to in order to work at your greatest potential.
Time is the great equalizer; no matter who you are or how much money you have, you have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes the best use of them is for a break!