If you have the time to take for yourself, take it. If you don’t have the time to take for yourself, take it anyway.
I’ve worked every summer since age 16…40 years. But, now, I have time available to give back to Kristin and plan “future me”. Couldn’t be happier.
For the past few weeks, I’ve re-started things I’ve had to mostly put on-hold for two years…things have meaning and purpose for me. Mentoring up-and-coming professional, accepting speaking roles, advising small biz owners on practical marketing strategies. And I’ve been playing basketball with a purpose.
Hoops happens noon-2P most days. I don’t leave until I make 70 of 100 free throws, drain 15 of 20 shots from the perimeter and hit every shot consecutively around the paint. My approach with the hoops routine is about being purposeful, disciplined and setting goals (and getting out under the summer sun processing thoughts and ideas for the future in a stress-free environment).
I saw a post the other day featuring a billboard reading “In 20 years, the only people who’ll remember that you worked late every day are your children.”. Make sure you take time for yourself and your family.
We work to live, not the other way around.