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“It’s About What You’re Doing”
We don’t know about you, but one song that still gets us pumped is Ne-Yo’s “Let’s Go.” It can’t be said much better than: “it’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what you’re doing”. This week was filled with meetings, travel, tiring workouts, and some long late nights. This weekend the Mucha Trappistine Liquor leggings traveled all the way to the summit of Okemo Mountain (Vermont) for what proved to be an intense, but incredible, day of snowboarding.
We fly throughhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/people/10360068/Arianna-Huffington-Sleep-your-way-to-the-top.html) our days, close our eyes, and before we know it today is history. When we open them again, what we have before us is another day – another chance to get better, another chance to move forward. In college, each passing year seemed to move faster and faster. As the acceleration increases, you have to wonder if the following year will be manageable. If anyone professed that life would be moving as fast as it is now, it would have been hard to believe back then. Somehow we seem to talk ourselves into taking on more responsibility, more commitments, more, more, more.
In reality, all life is, is a series of opportunities and choices. The clock may as well have been invented to act as a restriction; otherwise there would be very few limits. We take on each day, knowing that we cannot do everything. Many of us are in the habit of making “to-do” lists that are usually much longer than what we can actually accomplish in one day. Staying up later may feel like we are stretching the day, but really, we are doing ourselves great disservice.
What makes us feel as if we have lived a good day by the time we close our eyes again? Progress: however it is defined, no matter how incremental. Productivity is also top of mind for most individuals – deep-seated and sought by any profit driven organization. While some of the most creative ideas may come at 3am, it is almost guaranteed that we think better at some later point in the a.m., after a reasonable amount of rest.
In the words of one successful woman, Arianna Huffington, “multi-tasking is a disease and sleep deprivation is the root of all evil”. She points to sleep as the key to success and encourages people to be present. According to Huffington, women, especially, can sleep their way to the top by actually getting more sleep. There is much truth in these words. ”A lot of the anxiety we have is because we are either living in the past, reliving our mistakes, or we’re living in the future.” If we take a combination of Arianna’s advice and Ne-Yo’s motivating lyrics, we will all be a little better off at the start and at the end of each day.
This week’s intention: get more rest. We need to catch more z’s in order to wake-up ready to take on the challenges and opportunities presented to us in our daily lives. It’s about time we start taking our own advice.