If you are the type who hits the ground running and never stops until you collapse at the end of the day, here is some important advice—make time to take a break!
Non-stop action is not healthy, nor is it as productive as if you were to take a moment to consider which direction you are running in, why, and if you might shift your route to be more effective. All of us should plan at a minimum just a few minutes at the beginning and end of each day to evaluate our actions, reflect upon them and adjust to what may be a better approach.
Think about it from a situational leadership perspective. A quick analysis of how to handle a particular situation might be correct. But a closer look after a short break will either confirm your approach or suggest a better way. Isn’t the break worth it? You get to rest for a moment as well as to learn about what works and what doesn’t.
This will save you time and effort in the long run. Go slow to go fast.