The Importance of Down Time

down time fun pamper self-care Oct 03, 2019

Do you put a lot of value on outcomes and achievements? If you do, you may have a difficult time understanding the benefits of down time.

High achievers tend toward seeing down time as being too unproductive, or a literal "waste of time."

I assure you, it's not. In fact, it is a requirement to avoid burnout and fatigue.

Here's why:

  • Down time rejuvenates you
  • Down time allows your brain to rest
  • Down time frees up space for creativity
  • Down time lets you connect with your family
  • Down time helps prevent depression
  • Down time offers you some perspective

Down time is designed to get you out of the fast-lane of life and onto the country back road. Down time allows you to experience the things you work so hard for, such as your family, your hobbies, your environment, and expressing your true self. Each day that you are working or focused on responsibilities, you can't fully be in the moment with those you are working for: yourself and your family. What's the point of all that work if you...

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