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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Here are some examples of activities: Physical: Beneficial eating, exercising, and resting Social/Emotional: Making social and meaningful connections with others Mental: Learning, reading, writing, and teaching Spiritual: Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service
As you renew yourself in each of the four areas, you create growth and change in your life. Sharpen the Saw keeps you fresh so you can continue to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and handle the challenges around you. Without this renewal, the body becomes weak, the mind mechanical, the emotions raw, the spirit insensitive, and the person selfish. Not a pretty picture, is it?
Feeling good doesn't just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew yourself. It's all up to you. You can renew yourself through relaxation. Or you can totally burn yourself out by overdoing everything. You can pamper yourself mentally and spiritually. Or you can go through life oblivious to your well-being. You can experience vibrant energy. Or you can procrastinate and miss out on the benefits of good health and exercise. You can revitalize yourself and face a new day in peace and harmony. Or you can wake up in the morning full of apathy because your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone. Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal--a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill.
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I am just returning from a much needed vacation and I can certainly testify taking time to take care of yourself and get rest is much needed.
It is extremely important to know yourself well. Know when you are getting stressed out or tired so you can take some time and recharge your batteries before they are completely depleted.
The happier and fresh you are, the easier it will be for you to take steps towards achieving your goals, unlocking your potential, and going the extra mile to do whatever it takes to get what you want.
It can be more challenging to take that extra step each day and make a few phone calls, or spend 15-20 minutes exercising, if you are already burned out.
Take time for yourself.
Take care of yourself.
Sharpen your saw.
Unlock your potential.
Until next time!