Having just returned from my first real holiday for over a year I have spent the usual two days remembering what to do and how to actually do it. It takes a few days to unwind and start to relax, you spend the next few days forgetting all the worries and woes of daily life then the realization that the paradise is over for at least a few weeks till you can get away again. I found the following article a great justification for why we need to take stock of whats happened over the last few months and how to stay on track moving forwards. Am i right?
It’s around the March/April timeframe that people start to feel burnt out. After all, there everyone has been running hard for three months with very few breaks. That’s why it’s important to stop and take a couple of days to relax before diving into the second quarter. Real relaxation is difficult to achieve, due in no small part to the constant deluge of information to which we subject ourselves. Email, text, Slack messages, and social media notifications fire off in a regular cadence, constantly demanding our attention no matter where we are. In order to gain perspective and think clearly, you have to actively distance yourself from these distractions. The only way to accomplish this is just to unplug.