or perhaps you're of the generation that knows the 3 R's as Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.
And yet, I'd venture to guess you've not been exposed to calling Relax, Refresh, & Recharge the 3 R's (well of course not silly, I've just thought to call them that ☺)
I mean referring to reading, writing, & arithmetic or reduce, reuse, & recycle as the 3 R's made them quite simple to remember, right?
So, why not refer to relaxing, refreshing, and recharging, something we need more often than not, the 3 R's as well?
Why do I want to make these 3 things easier to remember?
If I'm honest, it's because I'm really good at forgetting I need them.
I charge full speed ahead at 90 to nothing every day, all day long and often my mental, emotional, and physical states suffer.
Lately though, I've been thinking maybe I'm just spinning my wheels; I'm getting stuff done but am I getting them done to the best of my ability? Probably not. I think I do what is often referred to as half-assed at best.
Then I started thinking, what if I took more time to give my body, mind, and soul something that would revive them? Something that would give them a chance to recover from the madness I put them through every single day.
What if I slowed down and relaxed, refreshed, & recharged?
Apparently, I'm not the only one thinking these things (can you believe that?)
Be sure to come back tomorrow to meet one of those folks who are thinking like me ;)
Apparently, there are others just like me who are looking at slowing down. Who are looking for ways to relax, refresh, & recharge.
Here are just a few ideas (courtesy of focusmanifesto.com) for doing the 3 R's a bit better and a bit more often:
1. Do less.
2. Have fewer meetings.
3. Practice disconnecting.
4. Give yourself time to get ready and get there.
5. Practice being comfortable with sitting, doing nothing.
6. Realize that if it doesn't get done, that’s OK.
7. Start to eliminate the unnecessary.
8. Practice mindfulness.
9. Slowly eliminate commitments.
See ya tomorrow for the next big thing in the 3 R's! Now, go relax, refresh and recharge!!