1 Quote, 1 Thought, 1 Question
A little inspiration, a little education, a little thought provoking
“We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and began to explain that I took a day off in the middle of the week to do something fun and quickly justified it by explaining that I work most weekends. He pointed out that it was interesting that I felt the need to explain why I was taking a week day off. He knows I have been an entrepreneur my entire adult life and thus work all the time. There was no need to have to explain myself. It made me very cognoscente of how I felt about taking any time off and that what I was actually doing was justifying it to myself. Since then I have been intentional about taking time off, having fun, recharging, unplugging, etc… More importantly I no longer let myself feel guilty about it and enjoy the time thoroughly.
It’s a societal pressure to “Grind”, “Hustle” “work 60 a week”, but it’s bullshit and just leads to burnout and misery. My hope and advice for you is to not get caught in that trap… enjoy life, rest, play, take time off and don’t explain it to anyone!
Do you let yourself take time off – guilt free?
(ps – if you’d ever like to share your answers with me I’d love to hear them, just leave a comment on this post)