06/22/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2013

Exhale, Lean Back, Recharge... Then You Can Do Anything!

EXHALE... ah, now again, EXHALE!

How often do you stop and just take that deep breath and exhale? It feels so good mentally, physically, spiritually. Try it now, try it in an hour, try it tomorrow. Take the time to breath.

We are consumed all day and night and gadgets don't make it any easier to escape. All of our gadgets run out of juice and so do we. We should think about how we need recharging as much as our gadgets do. We frantically search for places to plug in and charge our smartphones or they won't serve us.

Ironic. We spend more time charging our gadgets than we do ourselves!

Similarly, we need to think of ourselves the same way -- whether we Exhale, Lean back, Recharge -- we should prioritize and come to appreciate the value of taking that deep breath, even getting a longer night's sleep.

Think about the possibility that it's exactly what we need to service everything and everybody around us better. We do deserve to stop and smell the roses, indulge ourselves, create opportunities to relax and enjoy leisure time. Those to-do lists will never go away.

So at least take the time to do something good for yourself. Don't feel like you have to be a slave to all those things that are truly not that important. They may seem important but if you don't put your "oxygen mask on first" then nothing else will get done properly!

Like it or not, it's time to put yourself first. So next time you go to plug in your phone, tablet, computer or anything else you depend on 24/7 think about what you're going to do next for you!


The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. - Steve Jobs

Good things come to those who wait... greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen. - Unknown

Enjoy and #HappyReinventing!

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