I have been neglecting this blog. I got caught up with other things. Writing is something I love to do, but the hubbub of daily work has gotten in the way. So today I thought I would write about how my vacation recharged my productivity batteries.
Most summers of my adult life I have gone to the family farm that has been in my Mom’s family for almost 100 years. It is lush and I am basically offline. No television, limited internet, and cell coverage. I send time opening up the farm properties, puttering in my cabin & hanging out in the woods. I don’t think about work. I don’t plan. I create, I sit, I nap & I listen.
Now that I am back, I feel ready to make all the things. I want to build 500 things. I want to improve programs. I want to re-work old projects. I am making new videos. It is amazing.
If you haven’t taken your summer vacation yet, please do. You will get so much more done when you come back. Take a week. The business won’t fall apart. Something may get messed up, a room might go over ratio, a receipt might not get out, or a check may be late being deposited. But it won’t fall apart.
You have done good work. Your staff can be trusted to do their job. Trust them. You have trained them well. They know the routines & the systems. They can handle it. Let go.
Go somewhere that is just beautiful. The beach, the mountains, a riverbank, the fields of amber grain…go to wherever you can and walk in nature, take a nap, RELAX! Recharge your batteries. Let your brain be empty. It will be hard for the first couple of days. You will want to call in and check up. Resist. Give one person your contact information to one person who can call you if there really is an emergency. If you don’t hear from them, then everything is OK.
Take it from me. You won’t regret it.