Work is stressful. Sitting all day at a desk is slowly killing us. Work-Life balance appears to be a cruel joke. Traffic is terrible. All the food we love is bad for us. There’s just not enough hours in the day to get our to-do lists completed. We do not take all of our vacation days. Not to mention, we are in the midst of a very grueling election cycle.
With ideas like these surrounding us daily, we might need a break! Find a day during the week and take off…not a weekend but a Monday-Thursday day. It’s a delicious feeling to take off during the week.
I took off on Monday…it was a beautiful Fall day and I needed to get outside. Mondays are so much nicer when you plan ahead to protect your day. I purposely don’t schedule meetings on Mondays because it’s my day to organize the week, schedule social media and set meetings for the week. It’s made a huge difference in how I view Mondays in general and it makes my week more productive to know that I’ve saved the first day of the week to plan. I realize not everyone has this luxury but if you can…give it a try and make Monday your organization and planning day.
Regardless of whether you take a day off or protect your Monday…you periodically need to re-charge your battery. It’s good for you, your co-workers and your family. Much like anything that runs on batteries…if it’s running down it’s not much good to anyone.
Maybe you can’t take a whole day…then find an hour each week to do something just for you. Walk through a museum, meditate, walk outside during your lunch hour, read a mystery novel…any of these ideas will give your battery a jumpstart and make the week that much better.
I hiked to Whitaker Point on Monday and not only was it a breathtakingly beautiful view but I got in a lot of exercise too. I felt completely re-charged and ready to tackle the week once I got home. (I even found time to write a blog post!)
I hope that you will take time this week or next to re-charge your battery…flu season is upon us and you don’t want a weak battery heading into that crud.