It used to happen every weekend, in conversations and now in social media status updates “Where has the week gone to?!”
Often we look out for “cheat days” – days off from our goals. The reasoning is that for a stretch of these few number of days, we have been driving relentless towards our goals, therefore, once in a while a break is warranted.
I think before anything has become a habit, or that if we see it as goals = work, then taking a break is where the comfort zone is and can be very enticing.
Subsequently, one day stretches to two: “another day won’t hurt”.
Just like writing this blog, a whole week goes by and a little more, almost in a flash, without nary a post.
Has it been fulfilling or restful? Strangely, or perhaps not so strange, no.
Writing recharges and writing inspires me. This thing that I did frequently, this blog that I built one post at a time, refreshes me. By “not doing anything” wasn’t restful, it was allow the writing muscle to atrophy. No wonder I got more tired as the day went by.
Of course, for everyone, it may not be writing but something else that recharges them: reading, singing, drawing, dancing, sports, photography, fishing, driving etc. What doesn’t get recharged, gets left aside and atrophies.