Think about the standard company handbook, where you earn vacation as a reward after a year of service.
When it comes time to take it, there often seems to be so much work to do that it is not worth it to take the time off.
Those in leadership positions face many forces that compete for our time and energy.
It is easy to fall into the trap of overworking to the point of exhaustion, and rarely taking time for our own renewal.
Shoshanna Lonstein was a senior at the prestigious Nightingale-Bamford School on the Upper West Side when, on a spring afternoon, she was approached by one of the most well-known comedians in the country.
It appears unclear if Lonstein knew exactly who she was talking to at the time, but after a short conversation, she gave her phone number to the comedian, sparking a relationship that would begin around her high school graduation and end right after her college one.
“So,” Stern said, feigning moral indignation, “you sit in Central Park and have a candy bar on a string and pull it when the girls come?
”Amazingly, Seinfeld, master of his comedy domain, was flustered.
Others see a renewed passion - it is electric and contagious.As a busy executive, I have decisively and purposefully incorporated recovery time into my schedule.One of my habits at the beginning of each calendar year is to schedule blocks of time for the entire year.We have to fight against the part of our work ethic that tells us time off equals "slacker," when it simply is not true.
Research shows that downtime replenishes the brain's stores of attention and motivation, enhances productivity and creativity, and is essential to achieve our highest levels of performance.
His sitcom, which was on its way to becoming one of the most celebrated shows in television history, won an Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Comedy Series” for the first and only time.