I didn’t post on Monday.
You may have noticed. Or not. Regardless, I didn’t post.
It was a difficult decision for me. When I started this blog I made a commitment to post 5 days a week—minus holidays and vacations.
I wasn’t on vacation on Monday. It wasn’t a holiday either.
I just needed a timeout.
I found myself at the end of last week feeling completely and utterly drained. I had no pep in my step. I had no interest in anything. It had a been an emotionally draining few weeks dealing with Emeril’s illness. And I needed time to recuperate too.
I needed some time for myself.
I advocate on my blog that you should take time for yourself. To enjoy simple pleasures. To stop competing in the rat race. I decided to heed my own advice.
After all – why would you listen to me, if I don’t follow my own advice?
So I took a day off on Monday. And you know what? The sky didn’t fall. The world didn’t end. And I got refreshed. And re-energized.
We all need an occasional timeout to recharge our batteries. Most of us won’t do it for one reason or another. We claim to have no time to spare or feel guilty about taking time for ourselves.
Been there. Done that.
If you truly wanted to recharge, you could find an hour to spare for yourself. And I know from experience that it’s not being selfish. You will be better for it. And so will everyone else in your life.
I give you permission to take a timeout. You deserve it.