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Invest in Rest

Everyone I talk to is exhausted, overwhelmed and anxious about the future. With still seven weeks to go before the Christmas break, it’s important that we all prioritise rest in small bites, not wait for the holiday period to finally recover from the monstrous challenges that this year has brought.

If you are feeling a little like me right now and only hanging on with your fingertips, I encourage you to join me in proactively putting small habits in place so if we do hit the 2020 wall, we will have the strength to get back up again.

Here are three practical ways you can invest in rest between now and Christmas.

1. Micro-breaks

Take at least two x three minute micro-breaks every day – get up, move away from your desk, make a cup of tea, breathe deeply.

2. Lunch- break

Eat your lunch away from your devices – walk outdoors in the fresh air if you can. At the very least nourish yourself in a different spot to where you are doing your work. It’s such a small thing but it can make all the difference.

3. Weekend Break

Sleep in, slouch on the couch, read a book, binge on Netflix, have a nanny nap. Don’t spend your whole weekend cleaning the house or going from one social/sporting event to the next. Schedule in this down time so you can actually enjoy and feel energised by life.

It takes courage to invest in rest when there seems to be so much to do, but by making it a priority we build our resilience and we get more done, in less time, with fewer mistakes.      Click to tweet   Win:Win:Win.

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