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Noted Entrepreneur Offers Insights for a Balanced Life
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2016) - Learning to relax is required for a balanced life, and although it may not be a topic taught in business school or encouraged in the workplace, some of the most successful individuals understand the importance of setting aside time to restore; both physically and mentally. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., America's foremost diversified entrepreneur and a model for whole-body health and fitness, shares three ways to make the shift from stressful days to relaxation both manageable and highly beneficial.
"Our health and happiness are affected by all aspects of our lives including our personal daily routines, family connections, and our workplace environment and behaviors," said Pamplin. "Even amidst my hectic schedule of meetings and responsibilities, it remains crucial that I focus on my personal health, spend time with those who matter and always leave time for life's simple enjoyments."
1. Focus on personal health
Staying busy can lead us to forget our personal health and how to stay on top of our own well-being. Though physical activity might seem like the opposite of relaxation, pushing yourself to live a healthier and more active lifestyle can lead to personal improvement and a more balanced life. These are notable benefits for those who stay busy all day and need to remain sharp within their role.
Tip: Take that nap, walk instead of drive, or go to a yoga class. Pamplin offers a look into his own health and fitness philosophies in his comic book "Why I Exercise!" Sharing his personal routine helped Pamplin become a nationally recognized voice for lifetime good health habits. To learn more about Pamplin and his journey, visit why-i.org.
2. Spend time with those who matter
Relaxation doesn't have to be done alone, especially when you are typically so busy that the ones you want to keep close aren't getting as much time with you as desired. Involve those close to you into your unwinding time, and create new memories that include both relaxing and bonding.
Tip: Play a board game with your family, take an overnight trip with old friends, or call your parents to show some appreciation. Follow an example from Pamplin himself: he spends time each week with his grandsons, taking them to karate and helping to foster an understanding of the benefits of practice -- confidence and dedication. Pamplin incorporates the need to unwind with family time, and still manages to assimilate work lessons and share that insight with those closest to him.
3. Have some fun
No need to feel bad about indulgences that may seem too simple or unordinary for a busy professional. Playtime isn't just for those without responsibility. We all need to take the time to circle back to what makes us happy and enjoy the little things life can offer.
Tip: Take that long awaited hike, stop by a karaoke lounge, or continue on with that childhood stamp collection you used to obsess over. Sometimes, amid a busy schedule, we can forget the simple things that bring us enjoyment. Take an example from Pamplin himself who loves historical preservation and collecting art in his spare time. To learn more about Pamplin, his collection, and his historical preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org and www.pamplinpark.org.
About Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist and author of 23 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.
Wendy Lane Stevens