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Leaders need to rest
A t the beginning of this year, I took a quiz about my word for the year. Several years ago, one of my friends started doing this, so I thought I’d join in on the fun. 2019 was the first year I had a word of the year. I remembered it throughout the year at various times. My word was “Love.” Take time each day to do things that rest your mind and body. This will help you be more creative, more productive, and a better leader.
and body are at rest, creativity can flow through your brain. As leaders, we need more rest and more creativity in our businesses and in our lives. We forget that resting is part of a healthy lifestyle. I’m guilty of it too! Rest creates a better leader and better person all around. When you are rested you are more are rested you are more patient, a better listener, an open-minded learner, and less stressed and anxious.” “Rest creates a better leader and better person all around. When you
For 2020, my word is “Rest.” For those that know me, they know this is going to be challenging. My type A personality doesn’t sit still for long and is constantly on the go. That said, I believe this is perfect timing for this word in my life. We are all busy and moving forward to improve our lives, personally and professionally. Rest is essential in moving forward and making things happen. It’s only when our brains and bodies are rested that we can perform at our optimum capacity. Especially as leaders, we need to embrace the idea of rest. It helps us be more creative, more productive, and better leaders among many other benefits. Rest is not just sleep, but also stillness during the day. Take time each day to do things that rest your mind and body. Everyone has different ways to rest, whether that be reading, mediating, walking, or reflecting. When your mind
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THE ZWEIG LETTER March 16, 2020, ISSUE 1336
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