Have you ever been a part of a big event, whether that was a launch for your business or your church and felt like you could sleep for a year after? That’s because it not only takes a toll on us physically but mentally also. So many details go into planning. When we’re working under a time crunch, that usually means our self-care, sleep, and personal life are the first to go – but are you spending time planning ahead for rest?
When adrenaline leaves, you crash. When you don’t rest, you compromise. And this is when people fall off the cart. Rest might be more crucial than you think. Especially for young leaders. It’s tempting to jump from one thing to the next, and make an idle out of our work and ministry, but if in the process we neglect our own soul, is it really worth it? I’m afraid not.
So how do you re-engage after going through a busy season? We must plan ahead our action steps or this is how burnout happens. When we go from one thing to the next without taking the proper time to rest and refill, it does damage to our soul and can even hurt those around us.When we go from one thing to the next without taking the proper time to rest and refill, it does damage to our soul and can even hurt those around us. Click To Tweet
When you come off big events, you have denied yourself and your family so here are some tips on you can re-engage and rest before moving forward.
Before you go into a big event, have a plan of action for the aftermath in place before the event / big workload even comes. On the last day in the office, you should already be thinking of your first day back. Prepare for the Monday on Friday so to say. Have your meetings already planned out and in the calendar, and have a plan to rest and re-engage already in place. Here are the two steps we recommend taking once you are finished with a big event. I like to call it the “48 Hour Plan of Action”
Step 1: Take a day to yourself. Take time to renew yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Step 2: Refill by investing back into your close relationships. Grill out or get coffee with a good friend and invest in the relationships that might have been on the back burner lately. Enjoy deep and meaningful conversations and embrace the moment.
Share this with your team and create a plan of action that works best for you and them. Whatever you do, just planning ahead is crucial. Work hard, rest hard.
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