It’s been a minute since greeting you Beautiful Humans.
The reason for that is I was on vacation.
Taking vacations is vitally important to your mental health and your success whether within your relationships or life in general.
Sometimes people feel shutting it down can be a sign of weakness or not being diligent. But even God took a day off for christsakes!
In the era of COVID, vacations may seem even more daunting to take. However, right now it is more important than ever to take some time away from it all. And when I say “time away”, I am not just talking about changing locations.
Our mental health is directly impacted by what we consume through our eyes and ears. So, regular breaks and vacations from our devices, televisions, the internet, work, emails, etc., will help keep your mind in a more stable place.
There is no doubt that there is an addictive quality to our phones, TV, social media, work and so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. There are two sides to every proverbial coin. In this case, on the one side, there are many positive and necessary parts to our sources of information and the ways we derive income. On the other side of the coin—if the sources of the info and the denero have you (as opposed to you having them), the results can be devastating.
One of the most effective ways to possess your things vs your things possessing you, is to take regular vacations from them. Whether they are actual trips away (like the one I just took at our lake house in the North Woods of Wisconsin) or a staycation at home—please turn your shit off on the regular!
It may seem like if you turn off your phone or don’t look at your emails for a few days that it will put you “behind the eight ball”. But in reality, consistently getting away from it all will actually redound to your benefit and allow you to be significantly more productive once you get back to work.
So, when I went away at the end of August, I literally went away. I got off social media, turned off the television, and spent lots of time reading, meditating, socializing with old friends, looking at the lake, and having a cocktail or twelve.
I’m happy to report to you that I am now refreshed and ready to crush it again.
In “vacation” is the word “vacate”.
So, if you truly want to benefit from your downtime, you do well to vacate your routine.
Need help turning it off and/or getting turned on?
I am very much back at it and available to you and yours!
Please let me know how I can help you move things forward.
Love You People!