I’ve been on holiday in Italy for a few weeks. Here’s a selection of things I’ve done:
– Gone hiking in Monte Pana
– Gone swimming in pools and the sea
– Taught nursery rhymes to my children
– Ate lengthy sit-down meals with friends and extended family
– Chatted with my wife about issues both important and unimportant
It’s been great. Like, really great.
Of course, I’ve occasionally felt like I should be doing MORE. Like I should be taking advantage of this downtime by being productive and tweaking my book marketing, or doing client outreach, or outlining and drafting the books and courses I have lined up for the second half of the year.
But that would defeat the purpose. Instead, I’ve done a pretty good job of just taking a break. And it feels great. Or at least it has, up until about the last couple days. that’s when I started getting the itch to get back to work.
In fact, I’m looking very much forward to getting back behind my desk next week and preparing some sessions I have lined up for the fall. And putting the pen to paper on some book plans.
For now, though, I’m going to enjoy the last few days. Taking inspiration from my daughter. Pool time, relaxation and playing Uno.