Ways to REALLY Take a Break & Destress August 03, 2017 09:31
If you want to be as passionately committed to your time off as you are to working and taking action, you need to find a way to safeguard that time off, no matter what forces try to invade it.
Every week, reasons not to step into your rest and renewal time will crop up. Prepare yourself to handle them. Plan to stick to your goal of creating oasis time. People exhaust themselves by doing so many things that they think will please others or even please themselves but that don't actually fill their own reservoirs even during their leisure time.
"Protect and prepare" is the meta-gateway, the gateway of gateways to oasis time. Protect and prepare my oasis time, planning and preparing for the other gateways. This is the pivot point of happy, satisfying oasis time.
If you want to be as passionately committed to your time off as you are to working and taking action, you need to find a way to safeguard that time off, no matter what forces try to invade it. Then you prepare for it. But how do you do that?
Start by enumerating the reasons you need, want, and must have regular time off. Do this now. Set a timer for two minutes, and list every reason you can think of for committing to oasis time. Don't fret about why you can't get oasis time, simply focus on why you need it.
Be intentional so that you don't fritter away your precious time oasis. Perhaps you plan to take a morning of rest; or open a book that you have been meaning to read; or, in a quiet, mindful way, finally make that big pot of soup you have wanted for a while. Remember: You will always be able to think of reasons not to rest and renew, but over time, the reasons for renewal will increase and seem greater.