It’s winter and for many of us, especially those who live in the north, it’s easy to have a case of the “winter blahs.” I thought I’d give you a few ideas that might help you feel a little bit better. Maybe even energize you to stay focused and work hard to make your business work. Here are 5 ideas:

Get your car detailed. If you see a window where the weather is going to be clear for a few days, go get your car or truck cleaned up and cleaned out. I love doing this; I feel my truck runs better clean but, most importantly, it’s just a nice way to look better. And those who look better, feel better….or something like that.

Start working out. I have so much more energy when I work out than when I don’t, it’s amazing. You can start out by walking; just doing something for 30 minutes, getting your heart rate up is all you need to do. Trust me; it’s a great way to find some energy and knock out the cobwebs.

Have an early dinner with a friend. I haven’t done this in months but in the next couple of weeks I’m going to call Bill, or Mike, or Judd and go to dinner with them at 4:00; laugh…talk about 2011 and be home with the kids by 6:15. I always enjoy this.

Plan a vacation. Lisa and I just found an incredible deal on a really nice condo in Florida for Spring Break. Something to look forward to as an ice storm just hit us hard here in Dayton, Ohio! Find something, even if it’s just a long weekend with your long-suffering spouse/partner.

Spend some time with your hobby. If you like movies, go see one. If you like to fish, go fishing. If you like to golf, go to the heated driving range and hit some balls. If you like to read, take a few of your favorite books and read them. If your family is your hobby, take them to an indoor water park and enjoy them.

Look, you’re working hard. As the Leader of your organization, it’s important you have your head on straight and relax enough so that some new ideas come to mind. CEOs need time to think too.

Finally, read the book The Power of Full Engagement, or listen to it on CD. I really enjoyed the book and got a lot out of it. You will too and by all means, take a few of my ideas above and try them. Tell me how you do. Oh yeah, if you’re on Facebook, please reach out by clicking here for my fan page and here for my personal page.

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