You work very hard during the week and you definitely deserve a bit of break for the weekend. And yes, you do need to take a break and make sure you recharge your batteries.
However, many of you know the story of the lumberjack busy cutting the tree with a blunt saw, and the person walking by can not stand it and ask him “ Why don’t you sharpen the saw?”… “ I am too busy sawing…” comes as an answer.
If you have not read the book of Stephen Covey, the 7 Habits… Please take the time to do so this weekend. So when you take your weekend into account, you have to make sure that you do a bit of sharpening. It is essentially goes into four categories:
- Body – Exercise, Eat Well, Relax
- Mind – Learn, Write, Educate
- Heart – Relationships
- Soul – Meditate, Journal, Pray
One bit you have to remember is to keep the balance of all this, you can not do a 200% job on Body and only 10% on heart. Imagine if these four categories would represent a quarter in a wheel, and that wheel would be carrying your life. With that imbalance, your life would fee a pretty bumpy ride. Also you have to maintain the balance of how much time you put into all this. It may sound crazy, but if you exercise 2 hours every day, than over 10 years you spend almost 1 year exercising. Well my point is, keep the balance as it may add that 1 year to your life expectancy, but you have not really gained much in the process…
Take this weekend, journal, read, write and go socialize a bit, sharpen your saw, so you are even more productive than the week before!
Enjoy the Ride and Deliver Results!