Take a Damn Break
If your eyes gravitated to this post title on Twitter, LinkedIn, or wherever else you saw this, your body is giving you a sign. It’s time for some rest.
I’m all for working till your fingers and eyes bleed. I get it. I understand it. I live it.
It seems to be part of the communications lifestyle. But you can only go so long until your non-stop workaholism becomes more a detriment than something propelling you forward.
Focus and creativity are muscles. And like any muscle, they can be overworked if you’re not careful, even for the top-performing athletes. Overworked muscles don’t come back stronger—they come back weaker.
Here’s Some Strategy
Looking for a strategy? Use rest as a strategy every once in a while. Take that mental health day. Take a night to go relax with friends instead of catching up on emails. Use your Saturday morning to grab a delightful breakfast or catch up on your favorite Netflix show.
One day every once in a while is all you need.
You’ll come back feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and creative.
Now go on, you gladiator in a suit. Go get some rest. You earned it. You deserve it.
From one workaholic to another—you have my blessing,