I am starting to find my balanced state when it comes to work and play. Last week, The Partner, myself and four other friends rented a house in Palm Springs. It was magical because I found the time to breathe.
Inhale. Exhale. Ahhhhh………
I found the time to sit and do nothing. I found the time to listen to conversations, read a magazine, eat bad food and drink a little too much. I found the time to hike. I found the time to do all the things I wanted to do but felt guilty about doing while home but the setting forced me to focus on relaxation….
I found myself relaxed and happy. I found myself up early in the morning, out of excitement to have breakfast with friends. And then around Day 4, I was ready to go home. I found my balancing point. I was energized and ready to get back to work.
I never thought of myself as a “vacation” type of guy but as I get older, I find these small breaks are exactly what I need to fuel myself for the long stretches of work ahead. A little reprieve from my normal life.
Now back to our regularly scheduled crazy……
Have a great week and remember to take a moment to breathe and take a little break!