I’m taking a break from the Career Wellness Series. Heck, I’m taking a break, period (really – I’m writing this in advance.) My kids are out on Spring Break this week, so I’m taking a Spring Break for a few days as well. Are you taking time off any time soon? If not, why not?
Every machine needs downtime, human machines especially. It would have been so easy for me to say “yes” to client meetings, conference calls and other requests for those few days. It’s harder to say “no”, at least in the short run. But in the long run, refreshment is vital to sustainable performance.
Don’t make excuses if you want to take time away. Just make it a priority, make a plan and set expectations with those who come calling. The world will not stop spinning without you, or me, for a few days. Then when we come back, we’ll be ready to rock again.