For career-driven individuals, life seems to always be on fast play. Each day consists of a routine of working from sun up until sun down. Professionals with this kind of lifestyle may run the danger of missing life itself, equating work with what life, once, was.

Work, by concept, is good. In fact, it is one of the things man is made to do for it makes him productive. However, work becomes detrimental when done in excess. Backlogs and constant deadlines make it seem like the pause button is impossible to reach. In the modern workplace, communication has become easier due to advances in technology. While it makes the worker be more effective, it also makes him on call 24/7.

This is where the importance of pausing comes in. It enables him to draw the balance between work and life. He is empowered to manage work – not the other way around. When the pause button is within reach, the only thing one needs is to develop the willpower to press it.

Pausing is a method that can be learned through creating useful mental habits to optimize a person’s personal leadership potential.

About the Author: Jocelyn Pick