If you are going to take time off, COMMIT.
I’ve had this conversation 3 times this week.
- We need downtime. For some (I would dare to say all) it’s of vital importance to our mental health and our ability to be kind to those we love.
- We will need (slightly) less downtime if we allow ourselves to have it.
That means, do not waste energy, thoughts or emotions on the long list of things you could be doing. Do not give in to guilt or pressure to ‘tough it out’.
Spending time (and more importantly, energy) on anything other than rest/decompressing is the actual waste, not the time off.