"It is unfortunate that our competitive nature leads us to
believe that we should rest when we are dead.”
- 21 Day Detox , Richard DeAndrea, MD,ND & John Wood, ND
I once had a good friend ask me if I could just come in for a landing, just for a few hours, relax and not think about the many things waiting for me that evening. I was exhausted and wired. I had been working without a break for months and was helping to MC a conference of 1000+ people. My response was “No. If I land it will take too much energy to lift off again. It’s better to just keep flying until I can actually finish and land for awhile.”
I know that this pattern does not serve me; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually nor from a business perspective. I do not make the best decisions. But perhaps the scariest thing is that I loose the vitality of my own sense of purpose, passion and vision. And I have to expend even more energy to keep the plane in the air.
So, when a colleague gave me a copy of the 21 Day Detox I read it. I was surprised to find myself actually longing to be able to check it out. I now realize that in addition to the health benefits, a substantial part of my motivation welled up from a deep desire for a Time Out from my regular pace and routine.
I began the 21-day experiment. I continued to work; yet, merely engaging the program shifted a number of automatic habits and helped me create space for regular decompression activities like exercise and quiet time each day. While this may not be for everyone, if you’d like to investigate read Download 21 Day Detox or visit the website.
How do your long, long flights impact your life and business? And, what ways have you discovered to help you rest in flight (without missing the airport)?