Monday, April 4, 2016

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Balance Work and Life

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There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
--- Albert Einstein

If you don’t take the time to dream, your life will operate on the dull, mundane plane where nothing is a miracle.

You can instead choose to give your mind the periodic time it needs to discover the meaning that nourishes it. In so doing, you will transform everything you experience into a miracle.

Taking time to dream is the only way to consistently experience the wonderful feeling of being calm rather than stressed and purposeful rather than irritable as you carry out your daily responsibilities.

The irony is that if you neglect your need to disengage, you will soon no longer be able to engage.

Instead, you will feel low on energy, as if you are running on empty.

Once you begin scheduling time for self-nurturing along with your other priorities, you will naturally become adept at integrating this practice into your everyday life.

Why? Because you will feel the renewed energy that permeates your every act. This feeling of inner harmony will become as important to you as the air you breathe, and you soon won’t be able to imagine how you ever did without it.

This week, schedule time not for a work engagement or meeting, but for an activity dedicated to only one person: yourself.

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Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday every other week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).