I used to run myself ragged, starting my day at 5:00 am, staring at the computer, and finally dragging home by 9:00 pm after a long day of teaching and clients. I filled my days helping others find their way to brilliance and trying to raise my own levels of essential intelligence through bodywork and exercise. But by the time I stumbled through the door I was too tired to talk or eat. I longed for personal time and time to share with my partner Jim.
So I took back my time, vowing not to forget the benefits of a well-intentioned pause. My new schedule, enhanced by strategic pauses throughout the day, allows me to come home ready to enjoy my partner and our evening together. Such time is like a mini-vacation. I’m convinced I even accomplish more with less aggravation.
Whether you decide to take a six-month sabbatical or just expand your lunch period to a full hour, you are acknowledging the body’s need for rest and rejuvenation. Go ahead, make your escape. Or as a woman in a bath-soap advertisement said as she sank into the tub, eagerly anticipating the bliss of a bubble bath, “Calgon, take me away.”
Love your way,
Alan Davidson, founder of
and author of Body Brilliance:
Mastering Your Five Vital
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