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Take A Break

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Self-Help

Take A Break

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Self-Help

It’s important that we take a break from time to time. To prevent burnout and to spend time with the people we love. Giving yourself a little time to get away from the grind isn’t a bad thing. That said, it must be done with caution. Don’t let a weekend away from your side hustle turn into six months of stagnation.

The inspiration for this week’s topic came from the fact that I am going to take a break. A very short break. What does that mean? It means that I am going to take next week to focus on some different things so that I can come back with even more (and even better) ideas to share with you.

As a result, this week’s reflection will be much shorter than usual. Additionally, I won’t be writing anything to share with you next week. Don’t worry however, because I’ll be back the following week with some fresh perspectives. I just want a moment to take a break from a few things and focus on some other stuff.

Why am I doing this? There’s no serious reason. I’m not feeling stressed, overworked, uncertain, or unhappy. I simply want to take a break. I’ve been working hard for a while and want to clear some space for rest, internal reflection, leisure, and growth. This break is what you could refer to as preventative medicine. Perhaps if I don’t take a break, in three months I’ll really wish that I did.

I’m not encouraging laziness or disconnection from your true purpose. I’m simply saying that some time off is a good thing every once in a while. I try to take a quick leave of absence every quarter just to keep things fresh. To keep the energy flowing. To keep myself motivated but also rested. To enjoy some other things in life. I love the feeling of motivation I experience when I return to my work after taking some personal time.

When was the last time you took a break? Could you use one? How could you make it happen? If you’re feeling like you could use it, then I challenge you to take the next Friday or Monday off that you can and enjoy a long weekend. Go somewhere new. Do something different. Hang out with old friends. You don’t even have to travel. Just make sure that you structure it such that when you come back you are in a better position to fulfill your deepest purpose than you were before the break.

Take a break. It could be very generative for you. I’ll see you in two weeks.

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