Embrace the Forced Down-Time or Time Off

When you're forced to take a day off, such as the upcoming Christmas Day or New Year's, what's your first reaction? Is it dread because you have too much to already do and this will just make you more behind and overwhelmed?

Or is it worry about the lost income or a combination of the two?

All of these are legitimate (although there are ways to help you be less overwhelmed; message me and we can talk). But since there's not much you can do to change the holidays (nor should you try to), why not make the best of the slow times? 

I will admit that I wasn't looking forward to these two weeks, in part because I'm actively looking for new clients and work. But after feeling sorry for myself for a few days, I decided to embrace the free time and make it into a mini vacation: I sleep later every day and don't begin work until noon. 

I'm also doing an online course with my son and letting myself be lazier than usual otherwise. 

My hope is that this quiet time will not only recharge me, but that it may even inspire some new ideas given that I actually have the time to just think.

Takeaway: Reframe forced time off as the gift it is, and use that time to recharge and to spend it on the things you usually neglect.


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