If I’m going to be totally honest, I took one yesterday. smiles
(Not really, though. I still did about an hour of work.)
And I’m on my vacation.
My once-a-year vacation.
I’m not very good at taking time off. Especially not now, when we are finishing a last round of testing for our mobile apps to release them (FINALLY!), and gearing up for our November event (All About PLAY!), and have the daily things I usually do (like write these blogs).
In fact, I’m shit at it.
I can’t remember a single day where I shut off my work totally in the past two years.
Not even a peek.
And you know what’s wrong with that?
According to many, I’m actually making myself LESS efficient/effective at the work I DO do if I don’t properly rest my mind, step away, and take time unplugged.
And I was just typing away, confidently saying I was going to do that, when I realized that I was literally thinking to myself that I will not, I’ll just SAY IT to you, then not really do it.
How effed up is that?
It’s actually kind of funny, except that it’s sad.
Here I am, on Labor Day in the US, promising to take a day off, and crossing my fingers behind my back, while sitting in the extra bed in our hotel room writing while my partner sleeps because it’s way too early to be up on vacation, LOL!
But I will take time off this week. I will not pressure myself to write, unless I want to. I will be getting outdoors and hiking and spending time with my family.
That’s my mom (RIP) and dad in today’s image.
I will focus on putting my computer down and being present for my partner on our road trip travels. And to be sexy and kinky with him, too.
I will take time off.
In fact, after this writing until next Monday, I’m going to be reposting some of my favorite content from the past three months rather than writing new stuff. I’m going to give myself that breathing room to just relax my brain and do…whatever.
What about you?
Have you taken even one day in the last month, year or more to blow things off? To have fun? To just be kinky and sexy?
Let me know in the comments:
😭 No freakin’ way
If you’re crying in our reactions or comments right now, I feel you.
(So much so that my partners lists my primary hobby as working when people ask, LOL!)
But maybe ONE day?
Even if it’s not today, try to find a time this month and give yourself a day. Or if you can’t set aside a day, find yourself a half day. Or an hour.
But make it intentional.
Do nothing or do everything you always want to do but can’t—as long as you take the day for you. Or you and your people. And fill yourself up.
Or maybe you can’t take time off right now. Times are freaking uncertain and scary right now for many people. Could you take some time to dream, though? Give yourself a mental vacation for 5-10 minutes and plan in your head what you’d like to do when you can take time off?
What are your thoughts?
Do you have time off planned? Any vacations coming up soon? A night set aside for pampering or sexy kinky fun?