It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. Thich Nhat Hanh
I’m back! It’s been a great month and I’m so grateful to have been able to build a business that can allow me the freedom to work when I want, where I want, and with whom I want!
I bet you’re wondering what it is like just to do nothing… At first, it’s really tough to just for lack of a better word “be.” I kept my daily morning routine of waking up early, exercising, meditating, and reading. Then, something interesting happened. I noticed I was fidgety. I wanted to snack more. I was looking at ways to distract myself with either more reading, calling friends in the middle of the day whom I knew were busy, or just feeling like I was wasting my precious time.
It took a few days to just settle in and watch my mind play out the drama of judgment regarding what I “should” be doing.
Then, I just surrendered and let it go. I allowed myself permission to fully relax. Whatever was happening was ok. Then, something amazing happened. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude.
I wasn’t worried about anything and I just let my days unfold the way they were meant to unfold… I hiked, swam, did yoga, more meditation. Unplugged from electronics and screens and of course traveled to California to get out of the summer heat.
When I looked at the numbers at the end of the month we had done great with zero input from mua… Amazing.
You may not have the systems, software, and people in place to take a full month off yet. However, if I can do it, you certainly can do it! You probably don’t even need that long, but if you are working, working, and working you’re going to burn out.
I know a lot of you are type A hustlers that feel the pull to constantly work. I was like that in my youth. My advice, play the long game. Work in short sprints and then rest. Sprint then rest. All the while, enjoying the game of it all and not being so attached to achieving a specific passive income goal in a specific amount of time. If you’re following the recipe, you’ll get there. Some people get total financial freedom in 18 months. Some, it takes 5 years. Everyone that stays consistent in this business eventually gets there.
So rest, recharge and enjoy the journey. What good is being wealthy if you’re miserable the entire time you’re trying to get there?
“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.” ~ Ernest Hemingway