Find Time and Energy by Planning Some Breaks This Weekend!

relaxingFinding Time to plan ahead is a powerful tool for making the most of your time and energy. And planning in some down time is key to keeping your spirits and your stamina high!

I don’t know about you, but I can easily fill my schedule with tasks from my To Do List, leaving me with little (or no) time for recouping my energy.  Unfortunately, too many of us learned to see caring for ourselves as self-indulgent.  This is a set up for inevitable fatigue and ultimately, for burn-out.

Breaks really help!

Being busy and goal-directed all the time is actually counter-productive and self-sabotaging. If you don’t step back and step away from your busy life, you lose perspective, deplete yourself, and can begin to feel victimized by your tasks – even your goals.  Self care and productivity are closely intertwined.  Planning and taking breaks will nourish and energize you.

Just as fields need to lie fallow, we each need some time to “just be.” It doesn’t need to be a lot of time – but it needs to be enough to breathe, look around, and settle back into the moment – before stepping back into the flow of our tasks and our lives.

The small “urgencies” of each day can easily eat up each moment that you have.  This is why it’s so important to plan your breaks – and then stick to your plan! Doing this is not easy – but not doing it will cost you time in the long run!

Do you take time to plan ahead? What do you find relaxing and rejuvenating?  Do your plans include time for these things?  As we enter a weekend, try planning some rejuvenation time for yourself – and then stick with your plan!  I’d love to hear how this goes for you – write a comment or drop me a line at!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! For more Time Finding resources, you are invited to sign up and download The New Finding Time Boundary Template. It’s FREE, and when you sign up you will also receive (if you don’t already) my FREE, weekly Finding Time Tips and my FREE, monthly Award-Winning Finding Time E-zine!

Let’s explore time together …


  1. Time is all we have. I love it that you specialize in this. Such a rich resource. Adding you as a favorite on my blog! Thanks, and best wishes.

  2. Thanks so much, Denny – I am so glad that you like The Time Finder (and couldn’t agree more about time)! I’ve added you to my Blogs list, too and have subscribed to your feed. Look forward to reading Building Personal Strength in the days ahead!

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