the importance of rest

imagesThere has been so much written about the importance of sleep and that includes vacation for ones health.  It is also important for ones brain.

I see so many founders never take a breath.  Their minds are racing around their businesses.  Nothing else comes between them and their business.  I get it.  There is fear of failure and fear of missing out.  The reality is that taking off time, taking a nap, having a solid nights sleep makes all the difference in the world.

Granted we are at a different stage of our lives but after taking off last week (although we are never fully off) we have both come back with a whole new attitude.  New ideas, better frame of mind and a serious attitude adjustment.

I definitely wake up with the carpe diem attitude every day but when I sleep or rest or take time off it is amazing how much more gets done.