Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Importance of Resting

I just got back into the office from an extended weekend off. There's something to this vacation thing, folks. Seriously. You know what it's like. You have a million e-mails to respond to, a million books you want to read, a million words you have to write, a million things to do around the house, not to mention your day job ... and only 24 hours in a day. Doesn't seem fair, does it?

But here's the thing I'm learning. When I feel the most stressed, the most pulled in ten different directions, that's when I need to take a break. When we're stressed we're not going to do our best work. It might feel like you're wasting time by taking a day off, but really you're saving yourself time in the long run. You won't burn out. You won't have a nervous break-down. :)

But what if you can't drop everything and take a day off? Try taking a few hours and just do nothing. Or read a few chapters in that novel you've been longing to dive into. It'll help you re-charge, and then you'll be ready to tackle your inbox!


Rel said...

I think I'll stick to the reading a coupel of chapters of a great book - the holiday thing didn't quite work for me this time - LOL!!! A good reminder, CJ!

Rachelle said...

Good words. I find that if I don't take some time off, I become unproductive after a certain point. So I might as well take time to rest!