14 Things Every Leader Can Do To Foster A Culture of Rest
Whether you’re a executive, manager, team lead, parent, or any other kind of a leader, you need to learn how to cultivate rest. And, if you’re a leader, fostering a culture of rest is essential.
As a starter, here’s 14 things you can do:
- No emails on Sunday
- Take a Sabbath — it’s a biblical principle, rest one day a week
- Learn to say no — practice it.
- Leave work at reasonable time — consistently.
- Develop a personal mission statement — help you say no to opportunities that do not fall into your core priorities.
- Inject times of reflection and meditation into your daily ritual — schedule it into your calendar.
- Schedule rest time in your calendar
- Cultivate and develop hobbies that helps your mind “change the channel”
- Practice journaling
- Take naps — even if it’s just 20 minutes to close your eyes and be still.
- Go for a silent retreat
- Reduce the amount of decisions you make per day — Begin by simplifying your wardrobe and meals.
- If you’re a manager, talk to people you manage about their work/life balance
- Read one of these three books: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and Essentialism by Greg McKeown