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…