Yes - Take Time To Relax
A Little Departure
Many of my recent posts are have been about "Finding Your Passions", "Believing In Yourself", and other tips on finding success and happiness in business and life. One of the most fulfilling feelings is definitely making your lively hood doing that which you love but, I do have another tip that is very important.
Many people spend so much time on these guidelines but still feel a bit off center at the end of the day. It doesn't matter how much you love what you do there is going to be a little stress; whether you are an artist who does oil paintings or a journalist who writes for a major newspaper - you will have deadlines or times when your work just isn't gelling. As a real estate investor I know that there are times when the deal is just taking a bit longer than it should, or being that I am also a writer I find that I have had writer's block the past couple of months and haven't been able to finish my fiction manuscript as I had planned. My point in saying this is that no matter what you do and how much you enjoy it you must also take time to learn how to relax and have fun.
It is key that you take the time to be a part of your loved one's lives. If you have children then make sure that you interact with them and have fun. Spend time with friends and partake of events that have nothing to do with work. Find a way to go on a vacation of one type or another once a year if you can.
Relax Your Mind And Body
Allow your mind and body to renew and then you will be ready to hit the work load again. When you work too much you loose a bit of alertness and focus. Find a balance between sharing your life with those you care about, be a part of their lives, and never be afraid to let them know you care and yes... learn to Relax a bit.