It seems we always have something to do, someplace to be, something due at the last minute. We spend a lot of time working on things and forget to take time for ourselves.
Trapped in the noise
I work from home. At first, I thought it would be great, no commute, I can sleep a little later and I can work with fewer distractions. For the most part, it’s true. Working from home offers a lot of flexibility and keeps me focused on producing results.
Then I started to realize that I wasn’t always taking a lunch break. I would get something to eat and go back to my work area. Then I would start work a little earlier and end a little later. I would think that it was OK because that would be the same as commute time so I wasn’t really losing time.
With personal priorities and working from home, I felt as if all my time was being consumed and I was getting lost in the noise.
Taking time for yourself
I have to realize that I have my own life and that my life is not defined by what job I have or obligations I have. I’m not saying I have to abandon my obligations, that wouldn’t be the right thing to do.
What is important is that I know that taking time for myself is alright. What happens if I don’t? Will I burn out? What happens if I burn out? I won’t be good for anyone or myself.