Time to Be Still — How Making Time to Slow Down Restores You

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Make time to be still…

Making time to be still may feel counter-intuitive when you are busy or stressed. But it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.

In fact, making time to reinvigorate and restore yourself is a vital use of your time. When it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, pausing to give yourself an energy boost is usually preferable to plowing through and working longer and harder.

You simply can’t get as much done when you are running on empty.

And a weekend provides an excellent opportunity to pause and do just that.

You can’t actually manage time, anyway…

Now, you might think it odd that a Time Management Expert advises taking breaks to increase productivity.  But here’s the thing:  I believe it’s really a misnomer to talk about ‘Time Management.’  Time is universal, concrete, and unchanging.  One minute is one minute, no matter how you ‘manage’ it.

But what we truly can manage is ourselves and our energy.  We have absolute power to be in charge of the self that we bring to each and every one of our moments.  No matter what.

Find time to be still — it’s so important…

If you are a small business owner or solopreneur, for example, you might be tempted to try to work 24/7 to be as successful as possible in your endeavors.  While I know from experience that you will have plenty of tasks to fill those 24/7 working hours, you don’t have endless energy.  If you try to ‘do it all,’ the quality of your work will suffer (as will the quality of your life).  That’s no way to live.

So, when you find time to be still and restore yourself, in whatever ways work best for you, you are enhancing your ability to come back and be as productive as possible in the time that you have.

It takes courage to put down a task in order to do something seemingly unproductive, but the risk will repay you powerfully.

So, how will you start to work this into your schedule today?

Here’s more help…

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

You won’t be able to make time to be still unless you are able to set and maintain boundaries.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

Ready to start using boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:


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