Whether it be work or school, you know what that daily grind looks and feels like. For the most part you love, you love how it feels to be productive and get things done! However, as time passes, the days at work or at school are becoming longer. You realize you don’t have as much energy as you once had. This leads to frustration and irritability. Any sane person would simply look to take some time off. However, but if you’re like me, you may fear that your current trajectory will be impacted by time away. You don’t want to lose any momentum you built up for yourself.
I recently had this dilemma. Almost four and half years ago, I graduated from the New Life Recovery Program at the Boise Rescue Mission, and I was eager to begin a new life. I was excited to see what God had in store for me. I knew there would be challenges, but I was motivated.
Fast forward to present day. I have been blessed with career opportunities and advancement. However, I was tired. I had been thinking about time off. The signs of burnout were evident. I made the decision to take some time off. In addition to time off, I wanted to I needed to get out of Boise and go somewhere else, on my own where I could have some “me” time. I made the call and took part of week off.
I just came back from spending a few days in Utah and I feel great. It was fun to relax, catch up with some old friends and watch some soccer games. It was just good to get away. It can be hard to take a break when things are going well. Listen to your body, if you are feeling like you are getting burnt out, take a break, get away. Come back to the grind rejuvenated and refreshed!