Michael Daly

Author, Speaker, Mentor

Tag: rest

Grateful for That Time of Year Again

I’m grateful to be getting some time out and a short break and holiday away from it all. Will use the time out to relax, rest the body and sharpen the mind. It will also allow for some time out to reflect on and think about the life being lived at this time. To look to at how it is I want to be living over the coming days, weeks and months. And how best I can creatively bridge the gap between where I am now in life and where I want to be this time next year.

One activity that will happen more than ever while away will be the act of taking some time out to catch up all the reading that there just wasn’t the time to do over the last weeks and months. Reading is an activity that I try to do on a daily basis. For it gives me energy and truly does fuel my creativity. So the chance to get so much more of it in, while away, will be so welcome.

Of course, not everyone is interested in or has the time to read. Only, what activities do you get to get to do on a regularly basis so as to sharpen your mind and rest your body? And if you don’t know what activities allow you to rest, relax, renew yourself and get creative, it’s important that you do identify them. For when you do and then allow them to become an integral part of your life you will have a far greater chance to move forward in your life. For getting creative will empower you to move in an upward spiral of growth, change and continuous improvement. They will also give you the stamina to achieve the life you want to live.

So if you are lucky enough to get a holiday and some time away from it all, every success with making the most of it. And if it’s just not possible for you to get away then hopefully you will get to carve out sometime in the last of these long days and bright evenings to pursue the activities that will allow you to go on and achieve the life you want to be living.

Take good care of yourselves and truly hope you get to make the most of the rest of the summer regardless of what it holds for you.

Creative Sparks in Dundalk

I just had to stop and get a photo of this.

What sparks your creativity? For it got me to reflect on what sparks my own. I do know from experience that often my most creative thoughts or a truth that I come to realise and learn about myself or life often comes in the quietest of moments.

The more rested, relaxed, focused and by continually allowing myself to be renewed and creative does allow me to perform better in my everyday life, as there is a real need to be relaxed and rested if I am to be at my best and allow myself to become creative in my life and work. To figure how best to deal with the many challenges that living out each day presents. To make the best decisions possible at any given time during the day and to be as creative as possible when it comes to looking for solutions and answers when these difficulties and challenges arise.

We can’t get it right all of the time and creative confidence is not about being certain of the answers, but about being certain that you will find the answers yourself. If you allow yourself to be creative, you need have no fear, for the answers will come to point you in the right direction.

As Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” So what can you do to spark your own creativity? What can you do at this time to allow some creativity into your life and work so as to deal with all that it is you are dealing with in the living out of your everyday life? So go on, allow yourself a little space and time out today.

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