Take A Break To Be Better

Everything needs a break.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

In case you’ve ever wondered, I spend a lot of time researching age and aging, success and inspiration to compose solid posts for thirty something’s, anyone who has been thirty or plans on it in the future.

As you also may remember, a while back I mentioned that I will be embarking on a giant research project very soon. I’m on vacation from my day job this week and I thought it would be a good idea to take a break from researching too before I start the project. Don’t worry, the blog will go on! …though a little later in the week most likely…kinda like this one…

My intention for this break is that all the studies I’ve read and documentaries I’ve sat through will have time to digest and my posts will be more thoughtful and inspirational than ever.

I actually got the idea from my fitness routine. Most trainers suggest a break from training every six weeks or so. It gives your muscles time to fully recover and grow, making them stronger for when you return. As a side note, during this time they suggest you can fast, do a juice diet or go vegan society (I’m currently doing the vegan one, much to my husband’s chagrin).

As a further treat, I’m off to beautiful Boston to check off some pretty big items on the ol’ bucket list- Red Sox game at Fenway and walk the grounds at Harvard in a cardigan and see if I can fake it ’til I make it. Unlikely, but fun to dream.

If, like me, you’re nervous about taking a step back in fear of losing momentum, remember that you’re likely to come back stronger and more ready to tackle new projects and the creative juices will be itching to start flowing again.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to welcome all the new readers. It seems that stories about my ankle injury really spark an interest. I’m still recovering but I’m optimistic that the time off from standing up teaching all day will do some good on that front too.

Hope you’re enjoying some well-deserved breaks this summer and cheers to putting off productivity for another day!

 

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