Every year my friends get together to celebrate the April birthdays in our circle.
Last weekend we spent our time in Memphis, Tennessee, and our time together is always EPIC!
I was feeling guilty about the time away. I began to think about what I needed to do on the business side, or if I left anything undone at my current 9-5 position. My concern was returning to chaos in both my professional and personal life. In a nutshell, I was guilty for taking “me time.” As if I didn’t deserve time away from my job, and my business. Too much work will have you cranky, and you will eventually plateau. I was at that point.
The breaking point.
Days before leaving for my trip I was literally counting down the hours until I was having fun with my friends. I could feel the pressure of working around the clock for not only my job, but my dreams as well. I wasn’t sleeping much and I know that rest was necessary.
I decided to leave my laptop, iPad, and everything that involved work behind. I scheduled all of my posts for the days that I was away, and was at peace with it.
When we reach that point of going through the days on fumes, it is necessary to take a step back, and break.
Pay close attention to the signs that your body, and your spirit are telling you. When you are on the path of chasing your dreams it is important to be alert, and well.
Don’t feel bad for taking breaks. We all need a reboot from time to time.