I didn’t take much time off during the holidays. I thought I’d rather catch up on some of the stuff that has been pushed to the back of the queue over the last couple of months at work. In the days before Christmas I kept thinking that I should have planned for more time off to wind down, and that a three-day weekend would not be enough.
The long weekend finally came and I got time to relax. As a habit I kept checking my cell to catch any work related emails and upcoming meetings. It was then that I realized how incredibly relaxing it is to see the two lines on the intro screen of my phone: “No unread messages. No upcoming events”.
Keep enjoying your time off. Happy holidays!