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Take a Break!


“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

            ~ Maya Angelou


“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few moments … including you.”

            ~ Anne Lamott


“Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.

            ~ Doe Zantamata


“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.  Use both and overlook neither.”

            ~ Alan Cohen


I’ve just spent a lovely LONG weekend, three days to change gears and enjoy the present moments.

Go, Go, Go!   Sound familiar?  Many of us in positions of Leadership have a well developed sense of Go, Go, Go.  The demands of the job often kept me from stopping to listen to the quiet moments around me.  I was often too intense, too determined, too impatient and too type A.  It is now easy to wish I knew then what I know now!

In recent times it has become much more acceptable to take a break.   A break doesn’t mean a vacation, necessarily.    Most importantly, a break does not mean a weak leader.  A break is a time of reflection, a time to pursue well being, to re-energize and rejuvenate, to reset and recharge.   A leader who takes a break will model caring for self and others and will inspire others to do the same.  A break changes routine and environment.  It encourages us to disconnected and find the best of ourselves.  It will bring new perspective!  If you take this new perspective to your everyday life and work, I suggest you will make better decisions.   A break will enable you to stop and enjoy successes.  And you will be grateful for what you know now and what you are willing to share!

If your break inspires a project, we want you to talk with BMG and hope you will consider the BMG experience and expertise in your decision for support!


Written by Deborah Lavender, BMG Senior Consultant


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