3 Tips on How Great Leaders make time to RECHARGE!

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L Leaders you pour so much into your work, employees, your business and the organizations that you work for; that when it comes time for you there is nothing left. You are running on empty. Continuing on this path can lead to burn out as well as health concerns.
This past week I had the opportunity to spend the ENTIRE DAY at the spa!
That’s right, an entire eight hours. The best part of the day was that I was by myself.
Learning to be comfortable in your own skin with your own thoughts is essential to living a purposeful driven life. If you can’t be alone, how can you possibly survive being around others?
As Leaders we all need to take time out of our busy schedules and invest time in what matters most.
Leaders who RECHARGE on a consistent basis are more productive and have less health problems.
Here are my 3 tips to start you on the journey to put yourself first.

“You can’t pour from an empty cup”
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1. Book It!

Our days are jam packed and we seldom book time to reset our mind, body and soul. Most of us book the things that are important to us, why not book yourself in your calendar? Pull up that calendar and book your morning and afternoon breaks as well as your lunch. You would be surprised how quickly you start to develop a routine around taking care of yourself. If you are a Leader who has tight schedules this may be a perfect solution for you.

2. Think Time

We were not created to be running on a hamster wheel day in and day out. Leaders tell me that they are feeling more and more stressed with bigger goals, larger teams, and not enough hours in the day. Do you make time at the end of each day to reflect and build your action plan for the next day? Try carving out a minimum of 30 minutes of uninterrupted time at the end of each day. This is a daily habit that will provide Leaders with the opportunity to reflect, plan and execute on your top priorities.

3. Walk and Talk

Have you ever booked a Walk and Talk Meeting? Sounds strange right? It’s one of my best practices that I have shared with many C Suite Leaders who are constantly tied to their computers and offices. Now let me caution you, this suggestion is not for your year end planning meetings, it’s for the quick update meetings when you do not necessarily need to be in front of a computer. If you need to take notes bring your phone and record the meeting and have it sent to your inbox. There are a few apps that you can choose from.
Check out this article to choose the right one for you.

Happy Walking!

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