Ever feel like the Energizer bunny because you just keep going and going and going?  I do – and I do get a lot done.  But the constant operating at full speed sometimes creates ineffectiveness and inefficiency.  That’s why, as I return from a week in Aruba, I realize how important it is to periodically shut down so I have more “power” going forward.

energizer-bunnyThere are three benefits I am already experiencing from my week-long shut down.

More Energy

Within a day of being back “in” I have already finalized some new business, resolved a problem that I couldn’t solve earlier and refined some stagnant goals.  I guess I should power down more regularly!

But how can we power down without the time and expense of a week in paradise?  A few tips:

  • Shut off the computer after hours – this includes the Blackberry too.
  • Escape with a good book that is non business related.
  • Call a friend or family member who won’t  talk “business”.
  • Exercise while listening to some great music.

All of these ideas are short escapes that allow us to Restart without a full Shut Down.  And each of them will help us have more power when we Reboot.

What other ways have you found to reboot yourself?