It’s the time of year where we are in the dregs of winter (though it hasn’t always felt that way this winter) and days are short while nights are long – that is not to say that work days are short and nights are full of lengthy sleep. On the contrary, this is the time of year we all can feel tired and fatigued, if not sick with the flu or the like. It can be a stressful time of year! Mindfulness expert, Andy Puddicombe, in the video below, convinces us of the transformative power of doing nothing – (“focused relaxation”). How to gain greater appreciation and understanding of the present moment! So, as we head into our mid-winter break from Feb. 22-26, take time, a lot of it, to do NOTHING. Also take some time to Sharpen the Saw, Stephen Covey’s Habit 7, – I’ve included a short video below where Covey uses the metaphor of a lumberjack who refuses to take time to sharpen his saw because he doesn’t have time. Enjoy you winter break and remember to take some time doing nothing – Sharpen the Saw and spend some time in “focused relaxation”!