2014 Family Day in Saskatchewan

Good morning!

This is a more personal note to my readers to let you know that I will not be posting a full blog post today.

Image courtesy of Gareth Williams under the Creative Commons license.

It is Family Day in Saskatchewan and a time to reflect on the importance of family. Today I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a wife who supports me in my work. She is at once everything a business leader could want in a spouse: supportive with tremendous wisdom, challenging and authentic, as well as a faithful proof-reader of my blog posts and encourager. I am thankful for her.

And my three girls are wonderful as well, helping their Daddy to be reminded that some of the greatest pleasures in life are found in the simple things of relatedness. Like tickling. Ever tried to tickle yourself? It does not work: it takes two to tickle.

In the meantime, for your reading and personal development here is a link to a great article about how regular exercise helps you balance work and family. What really surprised (and delighted!) me was their counterintuitive finding that people “who reported regular exercise were less likely to experience conflict between their work and home roles.”

You would think exercise is one more time drain. Yet the opposite effect is achieved; I will not spoil the article’s surprising conclusion for you here, go ahead and the click through to the article and then let me know your thoughts!

Has exercise helped or hindered your ability to be fully present with your family or spouse?