By Strategic Advisor, Kevin Lemasters
Are you intentional about making time to unplug from things and recharge? If you are leading or managing in any way, your mind is most likely always processing. Well, that processing takes a toll on you both mentally and physically over time. Making time to get “offline” and unplug is necessary for you to get recharged or maybe even refocused on the important things in life.
If you’re like me, you know it is something that you need to do, but are terrible about making it happen. As a leader, we owe it to ourselves and those we lead to take care of ourselves.
Setting time aside to pray, meditate and get recharged is key to staying effective as a leader. I personally like to get into the mountains for a few hours and just walk or sit and take in the beauty. Spending time talking with God and listening to what He has for me. In the busyness of the day to day, I don’t find long windows of time to hear what I need to hear from Him. So it is imperative that I schedule this time. No phone, computer or other distractions. Just talking out loud, journaling and then being quiet, awaiting some direction or just a peace about decisions.
Recharging looks different for everyone. If you haven’t made time for yourself to unplug in the past, I encourage you to give it a try. Being intentional about getting recharged and unplugging from the craziness of life is necessary. Our fast-paced world doesn’t allow us more than a few minutes without some type of stimuli. Schedule yourself at least 4 hours or a full day to get offline. I think you will be amazed at the benefit you find when you set this time aside for just you.