On Learning to Relax

Life is a race course.

We’re always moving forward at incredible speed, looking around the next corner, trying to anticipate what will come next.  We keep going around and around and around.

Tim Hansel, author of the book, “When I Relax I Feel Guilty” shares:  “Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human.”

Hansel’s charge to each of us is that we need to learn to relax.  We need to find time to get off the race course, and just enjoy “being”.

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with this.  My phone is tethered to my body. My to-do list is often the first thing I look at in the morning. I want to work hard and make an impact.

Sometimes I forget that in order to be my best, I need to stop from time to time to refresh, relax and reflect.

We need to create these patterns early in our careers.

We need to force these  habits into our growing families and relationships.

If we wait too long, it will be really difficult to change.

How are you doing today?  Can you create some space in your schedule to catch your breath, to relax, to refresh?

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