power of being alone david wygantWhat do you do when you need to recharge your batteries?

I tend to go away for a couple of days.

It allows me to clear my head and clear my mind.

I like to vacation on my own.

I do so because it enables me to get free from distractions and routine.

In day-to-day life, we tend to get caught in our routines and the demands of the environment. We have no time to process things, because one event immediately leads to another event, which leads to another event, which leads to another event—always so busy being busy.

But when you go away, you can process things more clearly and appreciate the things that are in your life.

Not only that, but you can have a wider perspective when looking at the changes you will need to make. It’s often hard to make changes on a daily basis because we’re still so caught up with the things that we want to change.

That’s why it’s great to leave all of that for a little while.

When I go away, I either go away by myself or go away with a friend that I can be alone with.

Not a friend that I need to entertain, not a friend that I need to be aware of their stuff, just a friend that I can chill out with.

Or I go alone.

Whenever I come back from a trip, I come back fresh. I also come back with a new perspective on some things that will help grow my business or help me grow as a person.

I don’t go away thinking I need to clear my head. I go away thinking that I’m going to process life and come back with some fresh new answers.

That’s how I get down.

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So where do you go to process your life?

Do you have any favorite vacation spots that really help you clarify things?

Do you have any places in your everyday life—maybe a restaurant, a yoga class, the gym—where you can process stuff?

It’s important to do this on a regular basis. I believe quarterly you need to go somewhere, spend a day or two by yourself and process your life, see exactly what you need to do to get the next step.

So get a move-on.