“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret J. Wheatley
Rest and reflection are two of the most powerful tools for success. They lead to renewal. Stephen R. Covey called it “Sharpening the Saw”, Habit 7 in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Sharpening the Saw means taking care of your body by eating right, exercising, and getting the right amount of sleep. It’s the habit of spending time with family and friends; to open to new ways of thinking and seeing. Covey encourages us to balance our energy across four dimensions of renewal: Physical, Spiritual, Mental, and Social/Emotional. Many companies have adopted these dimensions as part of their well-being practice.
We know that rest is equally important. Rest is vital for better mental health, increased concentration and memory, a healthier immune system, reduced stress, improved mood, and even a better metabolism.
Take the time to reflect and rest. It will lead to new pathways for finding your ideal job and accelerating your career.