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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Why we need time off

I have always been a hard worker, and take great pride in this.  If there is a job to be done, I do everything I can to make sure that it is done right.  As a bit of a perfectionist, I tend to go above and beyond the bare minimum because I like to make sure things are done to a higher standard.  It is this aspect of myself that causes me to work harder for longer hours than other people would be willing to.  I am driven to push myself to make things happen for my clients, customers, friends and family. 

While I find pleasure in the work that I do, many people often tell me to slow down and take some time for myself.  Last week, I was able to go on vacation, and do just that.  Even though I came home tired, and a bit worn out physically, the time away from work allowed me to refresh myself mentally.  Coming back to the office to find a stack of work waiting was not a daunting task, it was something that I was looking forward to.  A schedule full of appointments after some time away looks more like a group of opportunities than a list of commitments.  Taking time off to recharge has helped to realign my perspective, something each and every one of us needs to do once in a while. 

Whether you take a three day weekend, a week long vacation, or a month off for yourself isn't important, the key is to take some time for yourself! Recharge your batteries, let work wait a few days, or enjoy time with friends and family that you don't see as often as you like.  Just make sure, that ever once in a while, you make time to do the things that you enjoy, and everything else just seems better!

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