My last few posts have emphasized the importance of using all the time we have and getting the most out of every day. However as in all things we need balance, for without balance we run the risk of a myriad of counterproductive ways in which imbalance will manifest. The most obvious being fatigue.
Now in my development phase, while I was still trying to crack this philosophy of success, I often flip flopped between two extremes:
As in all things with maturity and wisdom the most successful place to be is a happy medium, a place in a favorable middle ground where there is harmony between all levels of existence, a balance within body mind and soul, as well as an environment where the unseen results take on an equal priority to the results which are seen.
When I began to understand this better, my flip flopping began to settle down. Granted I was not a leading light on stability but I began to exude an ever progressing level of focus and delivery.
The difference that was becoming apparent was the value of downtime, as I became more effective in delivery I could see that the quality of my down time was enhanced. I took a step back and revisited my routines and what became apparent is that the down time was being utilized more productively.
This helped me be able to recharge more rapidly, switch off more readily and then when it was time to get back to productive work I was able to get into gear a lot quicker.
What I could identify by analyzing those around me was that my down time was utilized in a way the still kept me sharp but equally refreshed.
Strategies I incorporated were:
So as I continued and still continue to develop these soft skills and downtime skills, the benefits become increasingly valuable! I now have additional sources of value filtering into my life, value from a variety of sources, which accentuate the importance of the attributes money cannot buy!
Hi my name is Allan Smith, founder and leader of Infinity Success. I have a passion for helping others progress and develop their unlimited potential and help them turn their dreams into goals and goals into reality!