Today, our families either think about returning home, or they are on their way. We think about storing Christmas decorations for another year. We may have returned to our regular work schedule.
However, chances are some were up early today and are headed out for the “after-Christmas” specials. There are long lines, and we consider how crazy it is to do this every year, and perhaps, entertain the idea of going back to work just to rest and recover from the holidays. You and I are probably not the first to think this way.
What does all this have to do with spiritual leadership? Remember to rest.
Personally, this is not my strong suit. It would not be a stretch to say I am a workaholic (it’s sad the word passes spell check). The thought of taking a full day off without checking e-mail, carrying and answering the cell-phone, writing a thought for the leadership post, or something work related is strange.
Maybe you do not suffer with this mindset. If this is the case, then you can stop reading here. But, if you do share this mindset, then consider the following.
Time to rest and recover is valuable to the overall work performance of everyone.
Rest helps create greater enthusiasm and energy to reach the goal.
Our family life improves. Work performance increases. It is a win – win situation.
Whether a crazy holiday season, or the stress of a work related project, remember the value of time to rest and recover.