Last week, I did a very strange thing for me. I took a whole week off working.
To be fair, I love my work. I love to create. It’s how I relax. When I finally make it my career, I’m going to be the most uptight relaxed person you ever met.
But because I do work on so many projects and am constantly focused on performance and creating, it can make me distracted at times. And when I’m away from it and think there’s a lot I should be doing, I can get a little worked up.
So I made myself a promise to take the week off last week when I was at home visiting my family and friends for the holidays.
And let me tell you… it was great.
It’s easy to lose perspective when you’re totally engrossed in something. I think I had lost a little perspective in my own world. And by forcing myself to not constantly produce, I got to breathe a little deeper and enjoy the present moment even more.
But most importantly, I got to just hang out with my family without anything else on my mind.
Sure. After Christmas when everyone was just relaxing by themselves, I may have done a little organizing for our upcoming Other Client List shoot. But I wasn’t working hard. Just a lil. And just because it’s relaxing.
And rest assured, after about 20 minutes, I joined my dad in the living room and drank cheap wine and watched terrible network TV.
And it was awesome.