Rest vs Renewal

One of the biggest things I got out of my man Mark this past weekend at the workshop was his ability to be both empathetic and energetic with every human being he encounters. 

Every single person, from the people attending the workshop, to the valet and coat person at the restaurant we went to for dinner. He was engaged, filled with energy, and actually genuinely gave a shit about every single person. 

I asked him his secret...

Rest & Renewal

You know we always talk about taking care of yourself first, putting your own mask on first, and so forth. 

I saw it first hand this past weekend the effect of that. 

Mark spends his morning meditating, reading, and renewing himself before anyone else is even out of bed. 

We know that in order to take care of those around us we have to be at our best. 

I know that if I want to be a good leader for the team, I have to be at my best. 

The coaches know that if they want to put on the best "show" for the clients, they first have to be at their best. 

You know that in order to take care of your family, you have to make sure you're taking care of first. 

But...

How do you do that?

Rest & Renewal. 

We're all familiar with resting. 

It's hard to do, but it's pretty easy. 

Get your 7-9 hours of sleep, take a nap if necessary, etc. 

However, have you ever got all your sleep, have you ever taken the weekend "off", have you ever tried to just sit and "rest", and then at the end of any of those you actually don't feel recharged?

It's because you didn't renew yourself. 

You see, your body needs rest.

Your mind, it needs to be renewed. 

Some examples...

You come in for a workout at Spurling. You may feel physically tired at the end, but you're mentally fresh and renewed. 

You complete a task, get something done off your to-do list, or finally get that desk organized. You weren't necessarily resting, but you feel renewed. 

You get all your current thoughts onto paper. All of the sudden you feel a weight lifted off your shoulders. 

You feel renewed. 

Rest is important, don't get me wrong. 

However, my challenge to you today is if you find yourself resting and not feeling fresh and at your best, try to do something that renews you. 

1% better. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling