Many of us seem to be rushing around in our day-to-day routines like the proverbial chicken with his head cut off. We turn work, play and even down time into a frenzied exercise of web surfing, checking social media and cell phone chatting.
As a frequent business traveler, some of the most harried people I’ve ever seen are in airports. From my observation, they appear to be heading out on vacation, but look to me to be more exhausted than the busiest of business travelers I encounter.
We’ve got to ensure some “serenity time” in our lives, because life’s journey cannot be navigated without a rest period – much like we used to have in grammar school in my day. Also, we need time just to contemplate where we are in our lives, how we got there, and where we’re going next.
Try some peace and serenity. Don’t put it on the calendar, just let it happen – your body and mind will probably tell you when it’s time to do so anyway. And don’t chastise yourself for doing nothing, because you really are doing something very important – you’re checking and fine-tuning your personal compass.