We all work hard and sometimes we need to be OK with not doing anything. For some of us we are always on the go, never taking time for ourselves to sit back and enjoy the show. Our reflections are usually brief and in the form of, “I can’t believe it’s September already!” Or some other month of the year that has seemingly crept up on us.
Taking a break is a challenge for me, especially since I have such a great appreciation for time. I don’t want to waste a single moment of any day, so I try to keep as busy as I can without losing my balance. This past weekend I took 24 hours off to do nothing at all, and I couldn’t help but feel like I was wasting time and not being productive.
I AM NOT WRITING A BLOG POST THIS WEEK. WELL, MAYBE JUST A QUICK ONE
I had a bunch of ideas of what to write about, but I didn’t feel like writing anything this week. So this is me sort of not writing. Hopefully, you’re not as confused as I am right now. My point is, if we’ve been working really hard on anything and we need a break, than we shouldn’t think twice about taking that break.
While I was sitting, bored and feeling unproductive, an idea that I have been seeking came to me. Without taking time off I may still be searching for what I was looking for. The time that I spent doing nothing helped me and gave me what I needed to keep moving forward.
SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY
We all need time to ourselves. Whether we are working, raising a family, or focusing on education, it is important to take a step back and evaluate ourselves. It is in these moments that we may find exactly what we need to continue our journey better and stronger than before.
Life is short and we shouldn’t waste a minute, but we also should not move through life so quickly that we miss what these minutes have to offer each of us. Too much of anything could be a bad thing, and we should strive towards living a balanced life. Chances are, when are time nears the end, we are not going to reflect on our lives and wish we would have spent more time rushing through it.
This seems like a good spot for me to stop. Otherwise I would need to change the title to, “Sometimes We Need a Break – I Never Take One”
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