Don’t flatter yourself. The world keeps on moving without you.
I run myself into the ground. I work until the legs under me can’t keep me standing. When that happens, I don’t complain or break, I simply take a day out. When I’m completely shot to bits, I remind myself that no matter what, the world keeps spinning and life goes on. If you’ve set up your structure right, it shouldn’t be impossible to step away from things.
I usually try to get away to nature, somewhere with water, paddocks, forests. It’s why I bought a farm decades ago, as a place for me to escape to and to take my mind off the day to day stress of business.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone years without getting to my farm simply because of the workload. But that hasn’t prevented me from squeezing in moments of escape into my structure. When I do, I simply remind myself to enjoy the present moment and to laugh.
Take care of yourself over the break, implement some of these basic routines, and enjoy whatever time you have away, because believe me, it will all feel like a distant memory come January. So relax, you’ve earned it.