Lena West recently reminded me how important it is to take a vacation.
She was extolling the personal and business benefits of spending some wonderfully unscheduled time — in her case, on a beach in Miami — to come back recharged and refreshed.
Well, I don’t have any short term vacation plans, just an endless series of deadlines! What could I learn from her experience? With the frenetic pace of everyday life, it’s hard to make the time to unplug. Here’s a suggestion:
My friends, after you enjoy your family, turkey, stuffing and pie … after you appreciate and feel grateful for life’s gifts, and enjoy all that makes this holiday so special … DON’T rush back to the computer to blog/tweet/post about it.
Perhaps these thoughts touch on the improbable … but what if we all took a little extra time to stay unplugged, just the way folks did in a pre-online world?
So what if our Klout score dips! Our followers and fans and blog readers will forgive us if we don’t stay on calendar or on message just this once. Take time … to think and plan, to reflect, to gain inspiration from the least likely places.
Do it, do it, do it, now. Unplug.
The biggest reward? We’ll all be back Monday with renewed enthusiasm.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.