Take a Break and Have Some Fun

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Being productive is getting the maximum results for any effort you expend so that you can free up time for the things that matter most to you: Being social, spending time with people you love, exploring your passions, playing around and having fun.

Being productive is not about doing things all the time. That’s called being busy. It’s important to make that distinction.

So don’t feel that you always have to be busy. Take some time to relax and do nothing. Enjoy being with yourself and your thoughts. Take time to pursue some of your interests and your passions. Watch some inspirational videos. Read a book. Take some time to do the things you really love. Renew yourself: Physically, mentally, emotionally.

As much as it’s important to accomplish the things you want to achieve, it’s equally important to  step back, reflect and acknowledge all the great things you’ve done.

Before the end of the week, take a few quiet hours just for you. Do something you really love doing and that will make your heart happy.


Eric Brown of BodyworkBiz (an online massage business resource) also owns Thermal Palms, Relax to the Max, World Massage Conference and Massage Therapy Radio. Sign up for the free BodyworkBiz massage marketing newsletter at http://bodyworkbiz.com/newsletter.php


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7 thoughts on “Take a Break and Have Some Fun

  1. Well said master! Just taking some moments to enjoy that you don’t HAVE to do ANYTHING is so refreshing and rejuvenating. Such a feeling of contentment around that!!!

  2. I have been learning to take the time to relax more or to take ten minutes to take just for me. I take the time at breakfast to enjoy the paper and it the weather is nice(Florida), I eat breakfast outside with the sounds of the morning at 6am. Thanks for all the helpful hints to bring us back t care for ourselves so we can be better massage therapist for our clients. Enjoy the day, I am. I am going to walk by the gulf of Mexico this morning.

  3. Many thanks for a great challenge, not sure on how to do this last task – but certainly been fun going for the ride and have stepped up the productive work and reduced the absolute time wasters.

  4. Thank you for this great challenge! The daily snippets were great little reminders on how to get on or stay on track. They were the perfect amount of time and all right on.
    I also loved all of your graphics, did you make them or buy them somewhere?

  5. I loved this whole challenge and today is no exception! I came across this riddle in a book I picked up after starting this challenge. I think it might be a good way to wrap up the experience of these last 30 days. Guess before you look at the answer and then good luck to all of you on living a productive life!!!

    I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper and your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who fail, I have made failures. I work with the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a man. Train me, be firm and I will put the world at your feet. Be easy on me and I will take you to your knees. Who am I??

    answer: habit

  6. While there weren’t any really new suggestions in all of this month long challenge, the reminders of what to make a priority, how to get stuff done that I procrastinate on, and the reminders to take care of the important things (me boing one of those) has been good. I have shared many of these ideas with friends and clients. I have been reminding people for years that you have to make taking care of yourself a priority. Otherwise you can be like a flashlight with dead batteries, useless at important moments. We need to keep our own batteries charged! Thanks for doing this, Eric!

  7. I have been recently challenged by a girlfriend who decided its time to do the bucket lists. She and a few of our friends are helping eachother do the list. Its been fun. Her first challenge was to go stand up paddle boarding. I went and found out i love it. Its my sport, relaxation…..whatever you want to call it…. I am teaching myself to play. Trying new and even scary things. I finally feel like I am starting to live life, instead of life running me down.

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