We have energy drinks, a wide selection of coffee and other beverages, among other things, devoted to keep people going. We live in a 24/7 world and things aren’t slowing down anytime soon. It is important to set aside some “R&R” (rest and relaxation) time because in the end coffee, Red Bull or Coca Cola doesn’t prevent burn out.
“R&R” is productive because like cell phones, laptops and other electronics that need to recharge, we need to do the same. We need time to close our eyes, let our bodies rest, and our minds wander beyond the ‘to do’ list.
Procrastination is waste time and nothing becomes of it. Sure, you may cross a few things off that to-do list, but if you really look at it, what you cross off wasn’t anything very significant, was it? And those big tasks are still waiting for you.
“R&R” brings you closer to your goals. It forces you to either rethink, regroup, or recharge for optimal performance.
Procrastination doesn’t bring you closer to your goals. That term paper still needs to be written, the resumes still needs to be proofread, and the laundry still needs to get done.
The important thing to remember, however, is that “R&R” is not procrastination; it is an investment in yourself. You know what will happen if you don’t plug in your cell phone. The same thing happens to your spirit if you don’t recharge yourself.
By Natasha B. Edited by Heather Bennett