Last week, I took the day off.
No social media, no content creation for blog posts or courses. Nothing.
And it was the most incredible fun day I have had in quite some time.
It was a day in the waves, playing in the sand and eating dinner at sunset.
But there are amazing lessons I learned:
Taking time off is vital for memories and recharging.
The memories I have made with my family can’t be replaced. My family is as much as part of the life I am experiencing and it doesn’t need to involve work all the time. Getting away together just for a day brought joy and fun for all of us.
Inspiration will hit when you are not trying so hard
One of the challenges is to come up with new content, new ideas and all the things we do in running our business – to achieve the life we want. While being disconnected from my email and Facebook, I had three new inspirations and ideas plus new content for the blog.
Taking time off is a great reminder of why we do what we do
We all start on our journey to create a life that feels good. But feeling good doesn’t always involve work. Being able to eat dinner at sunset, seeing my kiddo amazed at the pigeons (yes pigeons – we too thought it was odd) and feel grateful for being able to do these things and to have those experiences – it’s just good stuff.
Freedom is the ability to take detours
Quite often we avoid detours because that means it may take longer to get where we are trying to go. We decided to take a different way home and it added 2 extra hours to our drive. The ability to handle the challenge without getting too aggravated or too much negativity, that’s growth. And even in the moment, I was feeling myself getting frustrated, I reminded myself that my life is about freedom and that sometimes it means taking detours.