We have all come across articles and books about how to be successful, where Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of highly effective people, champions the cause to develop highly effective habits. However, one of the overlooked habits of highly effective people is that they take time out to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. Which is why so many successful people have a regular trip to the spa set firmly into their calendars as a repeating event.
It is understandable that this habit is overlooked as our society has been led to believe that you can only be effective if you have the bit between your teeth and are yoked firmly to the grindstone, churning out the results of our labours. “No time for the spa” they would say “I am too busy!”
Except that highly effective people know that it is important to look after yourself first, in order to perform at a higher level. Being a highly effective person means that you are expecting yourself to not only cope in high-pressure situations but to excel, being the leading light, dynamically bending circumstances to your will.
This all takes an extreme amount of mental agility and physical stamina, which is why highly effective people regularly find time to relax, step back from a problem and regroup. And coincidently, a spa treatment offers the ideal environment to isolate oneself from the demands of the hustle and bustle, relax and allow the mind to withdraw to find creative solutions while the body is given a chance to rest and heal, as the chosen spa treatment works its magic.
So if you are striving to adopt the habits of highly effective people, stop pushing through your exhaustion and tack a regular spa treatment onto the weekly 7 habits. Jealously guard this relaxation time so you are always feeling strong, healthy, calm, mentally alert (as an added bonus you will look good too).