Clearing out my reader right now (which anyone who follows me on Twitter can tell from all the @reading posts I’m shooting out) when I came across this gem from the folks at Getting Things Done, David Allen’s company:
How’s your perspective, after a 3-day weekend? (Or did you have a 3-day weekend?)
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer; since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose your power of judgment. Go some distance away because the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.
—Leonardo Da Vinci
You know what? My perspective is great this morning. I came in, ready to work on our conference for next year. I’ve been checking in with my bloggers getting our end of the legislative session posts together. I booked my gym appointments. I’m even looking forward to our Girl Scout meeting tonight.
I have to credit my attitude in the fact that I barely engaged with work this weekend.
Oh, I checked my emails a few times, but didn’t read any. I didn’t even delete the spams. Just made sure there were no emergencies, which are rare at my firm.
And, I was able to take a 3-day weekend from my hectic life as well.
My kids were off with their dad for the weekend, enjoying the beach. The sports dude had some stuff to do. And me? I had a blank calendar. I had a couple things for Girl Scouts I needed to get done, and I did the minimal amount of work necessary for that.
What did I do?
I watched some HGTV and Food Network shows. A couple movies. I went to the market.
I enjoyed all my Sunday talk shows, and finally finished my blog post: A Word to the Wise: Social Media and Politics.
Sports dude and I went to a movie. We saw The Campaign, which I thought was hysterical.
But, really, I did nothing.
And, in doing nothing, I did something. I recharged.
So, here I am. It’s Tuesday, and I am ready!
How’s your perspective?