How To Regroup & Refresh Yourself After A Busy Month As A Leader

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The life of a leader can be a stressful and hectic one. The responsibilities that are put on you can seem overwhelming at times. If you don’t take the time to get away, you could find yourself making poor decisions or being unproductive. It’s vital you take time off to regroup and refresh yourself. You won’t regret it! Here are some tips to help you get away, reenergize and return to work refreshed and ready to tackle your responsibilities:

1. Take a long weekend: This is the best way to escape for a couple of days. You don’t have to go far either. Simply find accommodations in an area where there isn’t much going on. Hiking trails and quiet parks are great options. Just make sure you have access to electricity so you can charge your electronics!

2. Unplug from everything: It’s been said “the world is a dangerous place when viewed through the eyes of someone with nothing left to lose.” When people become angry or depressed, they tend to act out in negative ways toward others. When you remove yourself from everyday stressors, it allows your mind to relax and focus on more important things like taking care of the people who depend on you the most.

3. Schedule it: Set up a specific time when you will go on vacation, whether it be a day or a week. If you leave it open-ended, you’re bound to put off taking time off because there’s always something else that needs to get done first. Setting aside specific time on your calendar ensures that you have time to relax.

4. Spending time with family: Spending time with family is always a good way to relax and enjoy yourself. Whether you’re going on a vacation or just relaxing at home, it’s important that you spend time with those that truly matter to you. It’s not always easy in today’s busy world, but it’s well worth the effort.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.