The Day My World Stood Still. Well, Nearly.


Work / Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Blogging, writing, social media and emails galore. Sound familiar? I’m not moaning, it’s the theme tune to my life and I love it. However, since I found myself on this path I don’t think I’ve downed tools for even a day. I’m always conscious of deadlines, I squeeze work into my day any which way I can and when it’s finally time to go to bed I work for a couple more hours. You know, for good measure.

Well this week something amazing happened. I scheduled all content, put down my phone, closed the laptop, packed the kids into the car and took the whole day off to enjoy being a family. OK I’ll admit that I did have a few sneaky checks of my phone, completely cold turkey was probably a bit of a big ask! For the most part though I just enjoyed some time out, knowing that work would still be waiting for me when I got back.

I’ve written so many times about how taking a break is one of the best things to make your business thrive. It seems I’m not very good at taking my own advice. I’m always banging on about how refreshed a bit of time out can make you feel and how it can give you the motivation to crack through a load of work when you get back to it, I fully believe it too. So I just can’t work out why it’s taken me this long to act on it!

So what has taking a break taught me?

 

  • That the world won’t implode if I don’t reply to an email in 30 seconds flat.
  • That the day goes by in less of a blur if you take some time to enjoy it.
  • That my concentration improves markedly after taking some time out.
  • That going to bed at a reasonable hour once in a while is necessary.
  • That the world looks much prettier when you aren’t looking at it through a camera lense.
  • That I love my job and a break is necessary if I want to succeed!

 

It turns out that taking a break isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact it’s completely necessary for each and everyone of us to stop what we’re doing once in a while and take stock of where we’re at. I’ll definitely be taking another break sooner rather than later, all work and no play makes Zoe a very dull girl!

 

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24 Replies to “The Day My World Stood Still. Well, Nearly.”

  1. Oh well done you! It is so much easier said than done. I need to find a balance as I either go flat out at blogging etc or I take a break and do NOTHING… which is really hard to then come back from! You are so dedicated though, you certainly deserve to put your feet up once in a while & reap the reward of being a superstar! #blogstravaganza

  2. This so true! I find myself on my phone far too much. A quick comment here, a quick share there. Its never off my mind. But I too feel the benefit when I’ve taken a break. Does us all good in the long run x #blogstravaganza

  3. So very true! I read this and I know this, but I also know how hard it is to take that first step especially when you’re doing something you love and are passionate about. But I’m going to do it, so tomorrow, I am going to take the day off and go out with my boy, no phone, no distraction. Just us. Wish me luck! 🙂

  4. You’re so right. We have so much going on sometimes and a hundred (possible slight exaggeration) things on the go at once concentrating on what we’re doing right there in that moment gets lost sometimes! Glad you enjoyed the break #Blogstravaganza

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