As I get ready to go on vacation, I began to remember how when I was younger, I thought vacations were the only way to reenergize or reboot. I would prep and plan vacations, desperate for some relief, and found myself with the same energy when I returned; stressed, cloudy, and with no direction. I found 2 solutions to this feeling. First, reenergizing moments should occur proactively, and secondly, so much energy can be redistributed during the small, honest, daily moments.
We’re so used to taking time off “after a long year,” or at the end of the day/week, etc. We burn ourselves out, and then think, hmm “I need to reboot.” Truthfully, we should be taking time off, or a moment to breathe, before we get burnt out. Imagine how productive and happy we would be if we all started our years/months/weeks/days with a vacation? Okay, maybe not always a vacation, but taking a moment to set intentions, to be grateful, to sit in our truths and realign ourselves if necessary. Personally, I like to work for 6 weeks, then start my 7th week with rest; so that I am completely refreshed and ready to pursue the next weeks of work.
We, as individuals, are the key to everything that’s happening around us. If we come from a place of depletion, we allow everything to happen to us, rather than actively participating with focus on what we intend to happen. To exert energy out, we must be full of energy, full of life, full of joy, within. These reenergizing moments not only give us the power to do and give, but the pleasure of doing and giving.
Kiana Webb is an inspirational leader, a motivational speaker, a community philanthropist, and the Chief Executive Officer of Webb Family Enterprises (WFE). Webb Family Enterprises is a management company that oversees numerous business lines through the lens of pursuing parity.