It feels great to be back on the East Coast! Something about the familiarity of friends and of my home state has me looking at things from a whole new perspective, and it made me realize just how important it is to take a step back from our lives sometimes.
Whether it’s a vacation, a staycation, or even just taking a walk around the block, putting distance between yourself and whatever you’re intensely focused on can be such a game changer. I’ve also found that the more you don’t THINK you have the time to take a step back, the more you actually NEED that space (which is a great rule of thumb for checking back in when you’ve got your head down and your hustle mode switch flipped.)
Shifting your focus to something else for a short period of time helps you put things into perspective and slow down those gears just enough that you can start to breathe again. At least that’s what it’s doing for me this trip! So, if you’re finding yourself stressed or lost or exhausted or overwhelmed, take a step back. Give yourself a breather. And come back to your work or your life with a renewed perspective. You won’t regret it!
Now off to dance the night away and reconnect with old friends! Happy Saturday!