I have a huge project coming due very soon. It’s taken up 3-4 nights a week plus weekends for the past few months. Today, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to get out. So I did a little work on the project this morning, found a trail not far away, and spent the next 2 hours walking, hearing trees groan in the wind, spotting cardinals dart here and there, and clearing my head. Sometimes, when I’m in the middle of something that requires intense effort and attention, I don’t take the time to breathe. I breathed today and it feels good. What’s the last thing you did to take a break?
March 20, 2010