I took 2 weeks off for end of the year holiday and discovered several very important lessons.
1. I didn’t read, answer or write any emails during the vacation, I did not turn on my cellular phone for 14 days. Nothing negative occurred, the world did not come to an end and I spent a great deal more time with my family and my thoughts.
2. I had written a list of “to do” items that I considered to be of great importance upon my return. Today I found the list to be 90% irrelevant.
3. I spent the morning going through my hundreds of emails, and found it effortless to answer, delete and deal with a mountain of work. It was almost fun.
4. I have a much more relaxed and patient attitude toward the work that must get done this week/month/year. Not that I want to do it slowly, but I understand what must be done and am going to do it, without panic and anxiety.
Perspective. I have a different perspective on my life and work. That’s what vacations and holidays can provide.
Break up your routine.
Give yourself the opportunity to rest, recharge and refocus.
Get a new perspective on your life, work and problems.