The Power of Time Off
Has your work becomes such a mundane routine? Have you lost your passion for your career or business? Perhaps you are overworked and burned out from your work, or from life in general. Or perhaps the mundane routines have suffocated your creative muse. Either way, you can benefit from some time off.
I just came back from Florida this week, after taking more than a week off with my husband and two teenage kids. My husband and I went to attend the Rich Dad Annual Forum, hosted by Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The conference was about learning how to invest in our financial future, but we also learned so much from great speakers such as Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-setting author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul. What a JOY to meet Marci!! I gave her a copy of my book and she gave me a big hug! Don’t we look fabulous together holding each other’s books? I asked her to be my guest speaker, so I can help her spread her message. Keep your fingers crossed – I’ll let you know as soon as we can set a date.
Robert and Kim Kiyosaki also spoke at the conference and, boy, I can see clearly why they are so successful. Here’s a couple who is totally on the same page, fully aligned in their passion and purpose, and they are on a mission to help others change their financial future. What a great team they are!
The conference was 4 days long and we decided to take a few more days off so we could take our kids to Disney. We went to all the Disney parks before the conference. I’m SO glad we took those extra days off for a family vacation. What a blast we had! I came back brimming with JOY, ideas and fully recharged.
As if the vacation itself was not a good enough reward, I came home to find two GREAT news: Daily Record (one of the largest newspapers in New Jersey) did a full-page coverage of my book launch party for my book “Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul: 7 Keys to Nurture Yourself While Caring for Others“. The event was also covered by another newspaper The Neighbor News. In addition, Morris County Library sent me a letter requesting to add my book to their collection. This is huge for me – to have my book in the public library system. I was jumping up and down in my living room, brimming with JOY!
At the beginning of this year, I set the intention to get my book in the public library. I actually talked to the library in my town about it with no success. Nevertheless, my intention was out there. I just never expected it was the county library that would request to add my book to their collection. The Universe has its own way of getting things done, in Divine timing.
Good things come in three’s. Can’t wait to find out what the 3rd thing will be.
You know, I’ve noticed that every time I take time off, or choose to do something that brings me JOY, something good happens. Sometimes it’s a boost in creativity, a flash of inspiration, gift of friendship, sometimes it’s unexpected abundance or something else. For example, one morning I felt called to meditate. Even though I had a lot of tasks that I wanted to handle that day, I decided to listen to my heart and meditate. As I got quiet, I found that I had some negative emotions about a certain issue that I needed to clear, and I ended up meditating and doing energy clearing for a couple hours. There was much release of emotions and tears. When I was done, I felt so much lighter. That afternoon, I got a phone call, out of the blue, from a health care organization in Canada, asking to purchase my book. The books will be given to their nurses at their annual event. This was my very first International group order of my book! When I asked the person in charge how she found me, she said it was Google. She downloaded the free sample chapters of my book, and within 2 hours she called to order the books. Call it coincidence if you like, but I’m convinced that the energy clearing helped me “clear the way” for abundance to flow in.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who recognize and experience the power of time off. Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh his creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.
Watch this. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to take some much needed time off for YOU.
P.S. One of my favorite emotional healing tools and meditation companion is Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. Visit this website for more information, watch a video and sign up for FREE 3-part Teleclass recordings on how to use these essential oils for physical health and emotional healing.
|About the Author:
Hueina Su is an internationally recognized expert in helping people find the missing PEACE and POWER in their stressful lives. She co-stars with Jack Canfield and Marci Shimoff in the ground-breaking personal development movie The Keeper of the Keys (Dec.11).
Hueina is a Mindful Wellness Expert, international keynote speaker, best-selling author of Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul: 7 Keys to Nurture Yourself While Caring for Others, Founder & Master Coach of Beyond Horizon Coaching. What sets her apart from other experts is the 5,000 years of ancient Chinese culture and wisdom behind her. She started her first career as a RN, and has more than 23 years of experience in nursing, coaching, counseling, speaking, training, nonprofit management, sales, and small business. She is on a mission to empower one million women to nurture their true self, reclaim their Peaceful Power, and create a life of their CHOICE. For more information about Hueina’s speaking, coaching and products, visit www.HueinaSu.com ©Hueina Su You may reprint this article in your blog or e-zine as long as the author by-line and website information remain intact.
For more information about Hueina’s speaking, coaching and products, visit www.HueinaSu.com
©Hueina Su You may reprint this article in your blog or e-zine as long as the author by-line and website information remain intact.