Margin for Your Body

Had a great time in Grand Rapids last week and a busy weekend.  I had six hours of driving Thursday, eight Friday (plus teaching), about 4 hours in the car Saturday (hockey – only to see Jordan’s team got beat out of the finals), plus a long day yesterday.  Had a great morning in Orillia teaching both services live, and then played hard with my family late into the night.

This morning I am — tired.  Just tired. 

Over the last two years, I’ve been watching my rest.  Getting more sleep and enough sleep, and I’m in deficit mode right now.  Got to catch up.  Then I’m going away on a March Break holiday with my family for eight days.

I was reading through Leviticus and realizing again that the Jews basically had to take one seventh of their life off — doing nothing except worshiping and reflecting on God.  One seventh of life to be unproductive — to be.  To be God’s. Fully. I imagine what my life would be like if I did that — what my relationship with God would be like.  I think it could be amazing.

But I always feel guilty for not answering emails, returning voice mails or missing deadlines. 

So I’ve made a decision — this holiday, no lap top, no cell phone, nothing.  Just books, a bible and some note paper for writing. And sleep — lots of sleep.

How about you?  You tired? Too busy?  What do you do about it?

You Deserve to Stop Living at an Unsustainable Pace. How to Get Your Time, Energy, and Priorities Working In Your Favor.

Wow! I didn’t realize I was in desperate need of this message and system in my life and business. 

This message so profoundly impacted us, that we named our annual company theme, “At Our Best,” using Carey’s system and resources to strengthen our culture and make health a priority this year.”

Sean CannellFounder and CEO, Think Media

Without a new strategy and approach, it’s easy to continue to:

  • Sacrifice family on the altar of work
  • Overcommit and underdeliver
  • Have no time for what you actually want to do
  • Struggle to get time off to refuel and relax

Worst of all, other people—other tasks, jobs, and projects—will continue to hijack your life.

It’s time to change that by implementing a strategy that works.

At Your Best is a proven strategy to get your time, energy, and priorities working in your favor.

It’s a step-by-step online course with video modules, tools, tips, and lessons that help you break the stress spiral and find up to 15 productive hours each week.

50,000+ leaders have used the At Your Best strategy to escape the stress spiral and finally do what they want to do—grow their organizations, advance their careers, launch new ventures, be far more present at home, and take regular time off.