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vacation: digging in, digging out

By September 2, 2008The Business

I’m still in a bit of shock, but it’s true, I took Labor Day Weekend (most of Friday and all of Saturday, Sunday and Monday) off. From work. Though my cell phone is a Blackberry and I couldn’t keep myself from checking my email every once in a while, it mostly just put me at ease because it confirmed that other people were taking a vacation as well. Imagine that.

So, I took a few days off. And, I liked it.

My biggest challenge was not thinking about this (Tuesday) morning. My biggest practice was to completely relax. My goal will be to dive into all that I have to do today, slow and steady, while trying to keep this wonderful feeling of calm with me as I work.

Vacations, and breaks in general are so important for our health – and I really do understand that – but then, there’s dealing with all of the time lost, the 300+ emails in my inbox, the piles of voice mails and the looooong to do lists. As a freelancer and owner of my own business, I continue to search for a way to take a relaxing vacation without having the stress of coming back. If you have any great strategies, I’d love to hear them.

Honestly, I was relieved to know that I could do this. That I could spend hours not thinking about work and actually enjoying myself.

Alright now, wish me luck, I’m going back in…

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    Heh, I was feeling guilty about even opening this tab on the feed reader this morning. Nice to know everyone else is working their way back into the fray …

  • Julie Roads says:

    Who knew it would be this hard? I’m searching desperately for my momentum…

  • Gem says:

    Nice break! Welcome back and good luck!

    I guess this explains why my payment withdrawals from freelance sites were delayed…

    I still have not figured out how I can be able to get a less stressful work when coming back, but that’s a good idea that can be figured out.

  • Julie Roads says:

    Must be…this long weekend seems to have slowed everything down!

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