I'm getting married one month from today. On January 12, 2014, Rachel Loftin will become Rachel Meese and we will spend the rest of our lives together. Crazy, isn't it? The reality is just now catching up to me.

I've been keeping extra busy of late with work, writing projects, wedding planning, and more, but it's time to take a break and just breathe.

Today I had a long list of to-do items, and I was ready to tackle them all (so I thought), but I didn't. I took the day off work, caught up on some sleep and a little reading, and spent some quality time with my soon-to-be-wife. And you know what? It was totally worth it.

Starting tomorrow I'm spending a few days at a monastery in West Virginia to rest my mind, body, and spirit in preparation for the next huge milestone of my life: Marriage.

It's not enough just to get plenty of sleep, keep busy, or stay focused, there's a type of rest and motivation that can only come from a time of peace and prayer. That's what I'm making time for this weekend.

Question: Have you made time to breathe this year?


John Meese is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One). An entrepreneur himself, John is on a mission to eradicate generational poverty by equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and training they need to build thriving businesses from scratch. He is the CEO of Cowork Inc, co-founder of Notable, and regularly publishes interviews and insight at JohnMeese.com.

4 thoughts on “Time to Breathe

  1. No, well that is, until this year, NO! I have not taken time to breathe, and it has cost me much. But, this past July, I retired, EARLY! at a cost! and although it was expensive, it has been the BEST decision of my life… Other than to marry and give birth to my beautiful children. I AM NOW BREATHING, LIVING, LOVING, every day of my life. Enjoying my grandchildren, my children, my HUSBAND, my family and so much more. Although I loved my job, it sucked the LIFE out of me. I have not looked back. I don’t think I will look back. I am CONTENT, BREATHING, SEEING, ENJOYING… SMELLING THE ROSES! Amen, to that! Thanks for asking.
    …of course, I will need to do something with my freedom, so look for my Blog in the near future.

  2. Wow, John. This really caught me by surprise this morning and really resonated with me. I’m feeling the need to “breathe” and didn’t even realize it. Thank you.

    1. You’re 110% welcome! This is something I have to constantly remind myself, I’m glad I’m not the only one that forgets to “breathe” from time to time.

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