Putting the Mind At Rest

our minds need a break

This past weekend was a very relaxing weekend for me. Even though I had some things throw me off course last Friday and it changed up my plans for the weekend, it turned out to be what I needed. Granted there are countless things that I could have been working on and getting accomplished that quite frankly I am behind on doing. There are plans and lists that could have been made in preparation for things that are to come down the line for Write 2 Be Media that I more than likely should have been working on.

However what I used up my time doing this weekend, aside from spending time with my daughter, was watching TV for the sheer enjoyment of it (and trust me when I watch TV is not always about just enjoying the show, I usually watch it with the editor’s eye and ear—scoping out plot lines that could’ve been written better, by me) and reading my book which I never seem to be able to get the time to really read and enjoy. This weekend I made time for both but mostly the reading. I got so into my book that I almost didn’t want the week to begin because I knew that it meant that it was back to writing and working on so many other things that take me away from being able to read the way that I want to.

Nevertheless, it is Monday and that means the work begins again and the hustle, while it may have gotten halted for over the past weekend, is back on. Sometimes our minds need a break and it is not a bad thing. We can’t, despite the fact that we believe we can, be turned on ALL of the time. Meaning yes we are entrepreneurs, in charge of our own brand, our own calling, our business and obviously when you are running your own business that requires more work than just going to work for someone else but you have to have those shut off moments.

You just can’t do everything all at once, all of the time. You will burn yourself out that way and then in the end you won’t be happy because you will be too tired and burnt out to truly enjoy your success. So I ask that all of you take some time every once and a while to just shut off for a moment. It doesn’t have to be for an entire weekend like I did (even though it was only supposed to be for one day) but maybe just a day or if you are really a control freak and can’t even fathom turning your business brain off for any period of time, then just a few hours.

Do something that relaxes you and that you enjoy that doesn’t require you to think about your business (at least not constantly). Do something that you haven’t been able to do for a while because you’ve been so consumed with your business. You need that time away from your business before your business becomes something that you no longer enjoy and that’s something that you definitely don’t want. You only have this one life to live to its fullest so enjoy it.

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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Even the Mind Needs to be Recharged

“If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies.  And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.”

~Oprah Winfrey 

Sitting in the starbucks working on trying to finish up my list for this week and just remembered that I have not yet posted my third blog post for this week, which is on my list.  So while this post will not be long because I must get back to working on this query letter, I thought I would say a few words.  More than anything this is for my best friend who always motivates me to get out of my own way and stop insisting that I can’t do something and change my way of thinking.  Today she is having one of those “I don’t really feel like doing anything” days and while I know I started to get on her about working on her list for this week, I stopped myself to tell her that it’s okay because sometimes we just have those days.  I had months of those days so who am I to get on her about anything.  Sometimes the mind just needs to rest and recharge its batteries and that’s okay. 

If we really think about it, recharging the mind does have a lot to do with completing our tasks and our goals because if our minds aren’t sharp then nothing we produce will be of much good.  So to my very best friend, and any other writer out there who is just having one of those days, don’t feel too bad because in actuality as long as your mind is still spinning those ideas around in your head then you haven’t really stopped working.  Until next time…let your mind recharge, and begin again tomorrow! 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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