Why This Is Exactly The Time To Take It Easy

Sep 02, 2022

Being a balanced leader is all about focusing on what really matters and taking care of yourself IN ORDER to be the best leader you can be.

Which has nothing to do with your title or position and everything to do with being a leader in your life.

But what happens when you feel like you’re not leading effectively or you're overloaded and pulled in too many directions between work and home?

You likely feel the urge to do more and or feel guilty for taking time for yourself.

When it's EXACTLY the time to re-center, recharge, and reset!

Because when you’re well nourished, happy and relaxed it makes it so much easier to focus, lead and be there for others.

Especially this time of year, as you transition into your Fall routine and might feel a bit out of sorts.

Even though you might feel more pressure juggling work projects ramping up or as your kids head back to school.

So, as you head into the long weekend, give yourself permission to take it easy!

Do whatever your heart desires.

Rest and relax.

Watch an extra movie or two.

Let the kids have more free time to do what they want.

Get outside.

Leave the house cleaning and errands for now.

Treat yourself and order out for supper.

Put your phone away and be present.

Wait until you're back at work to finish up that email or task you didn’t get to.

Say 'yes' to doing something fun.

Say ‘no’ to the thing that you don’t want to do.

Stop expecting everything to go smoothly and according to routine.

Let go of the guilt for what you didn't do.

Pat yourself on the back for what you did do.

Lead by example for others.

Enjoy your long weekend and reset for the week ahead.

Your future self will thank you for it!

All my best, 


What Next?

Wherever you are on your journey, I'm here to support you in the way that works best for you!

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Stacey L. Olson is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and has 15 years of corporate experience. She works with leaders and professionals who want to create more balance, stress less, AND still perform at a high level. Stacey is the founder of the 'The Balanced Leader' coaching program and offers executive and leadership coaching, workshops, and speaking.



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