This is the longest stretch that I have gone without writing a piece for my blog since I started it in the spring of 2012. I have not been slacking. I have been “Sharpening the Saw”. For those of you who are not familiar with the term “Sharpen the Saw” it comes from the famous book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Stephen R. Covey.
Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Feeling good doesn’t just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew yourself. It’s all up to you. You can renew yourself through relaxation. Or you can totally burn yourself out by overdoing everything. You can pamper yourself mentally and spiritually. Or you can go through life oblivious to your well-being. You can experience vibrant energy. Or you can procrastinate and miss out on the benefits of good health and exercise. You can revitalize yourself and face a new day in peace and harmony. Or you can wake up in the morning full of apathy because your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone. Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal–a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill.
Very interesting and motivational and a GREAT idea! I really want to read that book now, thanks! 🙂
Hi Ali! Thanks for stopping by. I was starting to put my year-end “what I read in 2013” list together for a December post so you might find some other recommendations there too when I post them.