Rest and Watch Productivity Soar

Yesterday I had surgery to remove a basal cell skin cancer on my face. I had doctor’s orders to rest so my incision could heal properly. I used that order to give myself permission to stop doing and start resting. Isn’t it sad that it takes a doctor’s order for me to stop and take care of myself?

I indulged in reading a novel most of the day. From time to time I’d feel the twinge of “you should be using this time to get some writing done,” but for most of the day I ignored it. At 5 p.m. when I needed a break from my book, I picked up my laptop and checked my email. Then I wrote an organizing tip, 2 blog posts and reviewed a stack of speech evaluations and entered about 40 emails into my database.

The learning? If I allow myself to rest, I have better mental clarity than if I keep limping along at half speed. If I allow myself to rest, my productivity soars!

Hmmmm. . . . .now, how to keep myself from going back to autopilot of work, work, work all the time without the doctor’s help?

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