Yes. I’ve asked you a question, now, are you able to give an answer? Have you taken some time for you lately? We all know how important it is to make a good impression, to be seen as a hard worker, to take pride in your work and do it well, but have you stopped to take some time for yourself? Through all the things we do and relationships that we cultivate it is really important that we stop and take some time to cultivate and build our own passions and interests. Part of strong leadership is making sure that you are at your best, and taking time to indulge yourself could be the difference between being a leader that is mindful, positive and true and one that is self-absorbed and uncompromising.
When you decide to take time out for yourself, make sure that it is spent indulging your wants and needs. It’s great to spend time with family and friends, but keep in mind that it is important to reconnect with yourself. Amidst all the busyness of life, we often find ourselves doing for others more often than ourselves by making sure employees are happy, ensuring that the needs of significant others are met or spending time with children. So when you finally have the time to truly do what you want, ensure that you make the best of it in order to feed your spirit.
The first thing you need to do when making time for yourself is to carve out and claim that time as your own. Write it on the calendar, etch it in stone, do whatever you need to, but make the time. Try to find an opening at least every other week to do something that is just for you. Whether it is going for a peaceful walk or taking a cooking class, taking time to indulge your interests will allow you the chance to put things into perspective as well as cultivate your growth as an individual.
What we tend to forget as we achieve our goals and build our business as well as endeavour to be the best we can be, is that we need to put ourselves on this list too. We need to take the time and build ourselves up, to keep ourselves passionate, and to do what we do so well. Lead. Build. We need to matter, so take time and make yourself count, because if you don’t, who will?
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