This week someone said to me “We must never get too busy to take the time to sharpen the saw.” The first thought that came to my mind was, maybe there is an alert on my iPhone that will vibrate to let me know the exact time that is necessary. Do I run that fast and hard that I need to take a break? About two weeks ago, another friend asked, “What do you do to take time for yourself during the day?” I did not have an immediate answer but realized that I need to do a better job, at the very least take a few minutes to completely disconnect. I need to take a little time to sharpen the saw.
Ironically Carl decided to join me on a business trip to Florida this week, and we spent two days playing tennis at Saddlebrook in Tampa. Although 10 hours of tennis was brutal on the body, my mind was completely absorbed by heat, focus, strategy, etc. of tennis and not business, kids, appointments, todos and every other worry in life. Wow, what an amazing feeling. It has been a long time. So I have decided from now on I will have a spa day once a week. (haha, this sentence is for my husband to see if he reads my blog). Taking a break is healthy.
We had a perfect time although we were asleep by 7:00 pm and walked as if hit by a Mac truck each morning.
The sharp saw makes me wonder, if we don’t take the time on our own is time eventually forced upon us? Do we get sick, injured, business slump if we don’t take time for recovery.
I know after 5 hours a day on the court playing a match against someone fresh would be a disadvantage. Could that be true for many other aspects of our lives? Do we need the fresh factor? Calgon take me away.