Rest, Relax, Reconnect: Embracing Breaks for Renewed Energy

I want to share a little secret with you – a secret to my renewal, to feeling refreshed, balanced, and ready to take on the world. It’s something we all need, especially in our busy lives. For me, the ultimate remedy lies in reconnecting with nature, in immersing myself in the great outdoors. And let me tell you, my favorite haven is my farm in Southern Indiana.

There’s something profoundly magical about being surrounded by nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The very essence of the outdoors has an unparalleled ability to restore my soul, a sensation I’ve yet to find elsewhere. In today’s fast-paced world, taking time off for yourself is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity. What you choose to do with that time is entirely up to you. Whether it’s a quick 10-minute break to unwind, a relaxing soak in the hot tub, or a weekend getaway in nature, the key is finding what makes you relax, enjoy, and rejuvenate; what helps you to be your most productive self?

As a business owner, I understand the importance of being aware, refreshed, and not constantly worn out. It’s equally vital for my team. Taking occasional trips, sometimes as long as three weeks, has taught me something invaluable – the power of trust and empowerment. When I’m away, my people have the freedom to make decisions without my constant oversight. It’s a testament to their abilities and the trust I have in them. I remain connected, checking my emails and being available for calls if needed, but for the most part, I let them run the show. And you know what? It works.

Returning to nature is my fail-safe method of renewal. The simple act of being in the woods, listening to the rustle of leaves and the wind, or sitting by the pond, watching the bugs dance on water and the reflections of clouds, trees, and birds, fills my soul with such a sense of peace. I believe strongly in grounding, going barefoot and connecting with the Earth’s magnetic energy. It’s like plugging into nature’s energy source, a reminder that we’re a part of something much bigger.

I also love the peace of being on the water. Cruising, in particular, has a profound impact on my spirit. There’s an energy in the waves, a rhythm that clears and refreshes my mind. It’s a feeling I struggle to put into words, but the waters have a knack for washing away stress and leaving me feeling light and refreshed.

I’m not saying you need a farm or a cruise to find your peace. It could be a park bench, a quiet corner of your garden, or even your favorite café. The key is to recognize the value of these moments and make them a part of your routine.  For me, it’s the harmony of nature and the exploration of travel. They are my secret to staying grounded, refreshed, and ready to embrace life’s challenges with open arms.

Once more, my advice to you is this: seek out your sanctuary, embrace it, and let it do it’s job. Trust me, both your mind and soul will thank you for it.