So last week, I did something I don’t believe I have ever done before. I spent a week at my country house by myself to recharge.
The concept of “recharging” has always been anathema to me. The dictionary defines it as “regaining your energy and strength,” something I always assumed could be accomplished in a long weekend. Last week, though, I proved (to myself) that my preconceptions were wrong.
While I was away I got lots of sleep, played some golf, had lunch and dinner with friends, went to concerts and simply enjoyed the beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. And it worked. I came back last Monday re-energized and ready to go.
I think it is so important for us creative types to take some time every so often to do just this—leave our professional world and enjoy other things we like to do. Only then can we gain the perspective and energy to return to our work lives and move forward.
Check out this piece I found about ways to recharge. How do you all do it?