R & R
After a challenging year and a stressful holiday season, why not resolve to devote some time this month to a little R&R?
You know R&R. It’s a military abbreviation for “rest and relaxation” or “recovery and rejuvenation” or a few other things. No one seems to know for sure, and it doesn’t really matter. You get the point.
Soldiers in a war zone are sent to safe areas away from battle for their R&R. It’s not left to chance. It’s scheduled, and the schedule is followed.
We should be like that with our R&R, especially this month. Pick a week, a weekend, a day or even just a few hours for yourself. Mark the time on your calendar. Tell everyone who needs to know that you will be unavailable. And then follow through on your plan.
Do what you want.
Read a book, exercise, treat yourself to a walk in the park… whatever you want that is a gentle way to practice self-care and refill your tanks.
It’s not frivolous. It’s not selfish.
It’s super-important as part of a comprehensive wellness program. And if you don’t take time to recharge the batteries, to rest, to fill yourself up with new energy… well, then you’re not going to be any good to anyone else.
That’s why we need vacations, after all.
I just did this when I traveled to El Salvador and stayed off social media for 5 days. I surfed, napped, got massages, walked on the beach, did yoga and jumped off waterfalls. Doing pretty much only what I felt like in the moment.
I can tell you I am more motivated than ever to get moving on my mission for 2021. R and R is just so necessary to be successful.
And with so many of us working at home lately, we still need smaller breaks away from the job, from the family, from the pressures of our everyday lives.
Convince yourself it’s important and that you deserve it.
Because it is, and you ARE worth it.
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.