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Calm in the Chaos

Remembering to Relax, Especially When You Don't Have Time


Me, to a friend: "Argh. I want to just get away from work. Just for a week. I need a break."

My very wise friend: "That's called a vacation."
Assateague Island beach campsite with campfire and tent

by Jamie Spannhake

May 17, 2021


Calm in the Chaos

Remembering to Relax, Especially When You Don't Have Time


Me, to a friend: "Argh. I want to just get away from work. Just for a week. I need a break."

My very wise friend: "That's called a vacation."

by Jamie Spannhake

May 17, 2021


Assateague Island beach campsite with campfire and tent

A vacation. Right. I know the importance of downtime. I advocate that other people take it. But in all my efforts to help others and serve my clients, sometimes I forget to take it myself!

Related content: The Importance of Downtime

So I took a long weekend with my daughter (and some fully vaccinated friends). We camped at Assateague Island in MD with the wild horses, on the beach. We spent an afternoon on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Then we spent a day at Bethany Beach, DE. I didn't check email or voicemail or text messages.

It was lovely.

And just what I needed to rejuvenate and refocus.

Sometimes we think if we just power through we can get it all accomplished. But sometimes, the opposite is true: we need to relax and enjoy some downtime to be even better, both personally and professionally.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, a short break may be all that you need. It can be challenging to take a break. It takes planning, and then catching up. But it is worth it.

Related content: Five Ways to Get Away for a Much Needed Vacation even when you think you can't possibly take a break

 

Let's Chat!

How do you as a busy professional find time for downtime? Or how do you wish you could take some downtime? I'd like the opportunity to support you in your efforts. Email me or schedule a 30 minute call if you'd like a cheerleader, accountability partner, and guide

I coach busy professionals so they can achieve more while doing less; so they can create the lives they truly want, lives that include time and space to work the way they want, to spend time with their kids, to laugh with friends, and to exercise every day: Time and space to do all the things I was told I couldn’t do as a successful lawyer. My work with clients is based upon the principles in my book, The Lawyer, the Lion, & the Laundry: Three Hours to Finding Your Calm in the Chaos, available at www.JamieSpannhake.com. Learn more about how we can transform your every day, and apply for my coaching program here.

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