We all need a break sometimes. Have you ever noticed how when you come back from a relaxing vacation or even just a weekend away that some of this issues on your task list that were bothering you before you left are a snap to wrap up when you get back? Now, I’m fully aware that although we’d like to be able to jet off to Aruba every few weeks it’s’ just not practical but what is? Could you schedule a massage for yourself after you’ve dropped the kids off at school one morning next week? What about just getting a pedicure? How about indulging in a matinee or just have lunch with a girlfriend and clock out for a few hours.
Personally I have been burning the candle at both ends for a while now and it’s become a concern to those that are close to me. I’ve lost quite a bit of weight and don’t have much of an appetite. This isn’t healthy. One of the things that I started doing a few months ago is to schedule lunch with a girlfriend or even a work associate a few days during the week so that I have to eat and I can stay productive. I also have a few trips planned that will allow me to get out of my routine for a few days and come back fresh.
Keep a few of these suggestions in mind when you are at the end of your rope. I know that each and every one of us have been there at one time or another and it’s really hard to break things down when you are so overwhelmed, but try. Get out of the office, get out of the house and take a deep breath. Find a girlfriend or just go treat yourself to a pedicure or massage and don’t talk. Whatever works for you. The best part is, you don’t have to tell anyone you’re doing it either, it can just be our little secret, I promise!
What are you going to do for yourself today?