- I have stopped reading the newspaper online (I just can’t read it); all the news seems the same.
- On the way to the train, I can’t quite remember if I turned the fireplace off…and obsess all the way to NYC.
- I go back and forth wondering if I have “enough” gifts even though we planned to limit to a few for each person.
- I wake each night during the week at exactly 1:34 a.m….thinking, thinking. On the weekend, I sleep like a baby.
- I am annoyed by all the problems people have, even though my life purpose is to help them solve problems.
- I don’t even need my phone to be distracted.
- I DVR the finale of The Voice to watch at breakfast with my son.
- I keep checking to see if my iPad has charged while I finish my make-up.
- I forget to charge my phone overnight and have to ask my husband to buy a charger for me before I meet him later (calling from a client’s cubicle).
- I create anxiety about a two-hour block of free time between appointments instead of see in git as a gift.
What makes you think you need a break?
I am looking forward to ten days off, seeing my grandchildren, watching them ice skate, hearing their adventures and eating fresh baked goods made by my 11 year-old grand daughter. I might even read a novel. I am going to put my phone away and treat it as if it is a phone (and not my portable desk). I’m going to really clean my office, really. And, I might even work, because I love it.
This post is my way to shake loose and really enter the holiday with presence.
What are you going to do to actually get a good break?