Time to Smell the Roses

We’re approaching Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., which means a three-day weekend for many people and the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s the time to stop and smell the roses, the coffee, the golf course, or whatever makes you take a pause and refresh.

Many of us function at warp speed, and don’t take nearly enough time to reboot, reassess and reflect. This is a good weekend to do so, and hopefully you’ll do something that fits one of those categories.

When you take a sidestep and look at your world from a different lens, it gives you a new perspective, and frankly, should bolster your energy. When you keep going at the same frantic pace, despite what you may think, your energy and productivity actually diminishes.

You may not be able to take a full three days, or even two days, but you can take some time to do something outside of your regular routine that can change your outlook.

The outcome of your reflection can be one small thing that you commit to doing differently in the weeks ahead. Doing this can have a ripple effect, that is, it can have an indirect impact on other things that you do.

Finally, as we go into this weekend, please remember the spirit of Memorial Day: to honor those who serve or have served in our armed forces as well as the memory of those who died in service.

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

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