Leadership is hard. It's stressful, taxing, exhausting, and trying. And if anyone is going to survive leading, they've got to figure out how to stay sane.
This happened yesterday. A friend wrote and said I was impressive for maintaining a consistent writing schedule. I thanked him, but then said it was how I stayed sane. Writing often helps me release energy and stay focused on the tasks of leading.
Leaders can take a break, earn a rest, and relax, of course. But, the art of action can also help you release energy, regain focus, and actually create energy that you need to lead.