Strategic Down Time: Why it Matters and How to Plan for it When You’re Busy

November 6, 2022

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Down time and rest. What comes up for you when I say those words?


Are you really good at making sure that you have down time and rest in your schedule?


Or are you like many of my clients? Someone who doesn’t find the time for rest because your schedule is so full and you’ve just got so much to do.


The truth is we live in a world where there is a lot happening. Particularly post Covid, we now have the chance to do a lot of different things. As a result we can find ourselves really, really busy. And if we’re honest, really really overwhelmed at times too.



In today’s episode we’re exploring strategic down time. Why it matters and how to plan for it….especially when you’re busy. And particularly at this time of year as we lead into Christmas and the end of the year when things can get full on.





In this Episode We Explore:

  • Why you should think about strategic down time and what the cost is of not taking time out
  • The top 3 mindset challenges around down time for high performers
  • How you can practically implement strategic down time when you’re so busy
  • What to do if something comes up and you can’t “do” your strategic down time


Resources Mentioned:

Scientific American Article: Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Harvard Business Review Article: The Upside of Downtime

The Blog Smith: How to Take a Bill Gates ‘Think Week’ to Recover from Life


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