I was talking to my coach last week about how I was feeling unmotivated and a bit unclear on my next steps (which is very unusual for me.) I wasn’t sure what to do, how do I get out of this “funk” etc…
And he says “Tina, you need to take a break… take a few days away from it all (meaning business and kids) and diffuse. If you don’t do this you won’t be able to re-engage with your business and what is coming next.”
*duh!* The moment he said that it seemed so obvious – all I need is a break! It’s been a super busy year for me and the biz and I haven’t had very much downtime along the way. Truth be told i”m probably pretty close to burn-out (even if I don’t want to admit that to myself.) And it’s impossible to get excited about what I want next when i’m basically burnt out.
My homework is this – to go somewhere by myself and have some time to rest, review the past year and think about what I really want for the coming year.
I have to admit that I don’t think i’ve ever done that before… i’m very much a “keep on trucking” kind of gal and tend to try and push-through these downtimes instead of embracing them. So my first reaction to taking a few days away for just me was “eeek! i’m not sure I can do that”… my brain went to feeling guilty about taking a whole weekend off for myself and leaving my hubby with the kids (who are 2 and 4 years old and quite the handful these days.)
Then my brain went to my business – how could I unplug myself from my business? I need to keep on pushing through, there is so much to do, yadda yadda yadda… like my business would suddenly disappear if I took a break?
And then I basically thought screw it – i’m going to do this. I’m going to take a mini me-cation this weekend and go away by myself. I talked to hubby and we agreed to take turns – i’ll go away this weekend and he’ll do the same next month. So I booked myself for a couple of nights in a nice hotel in Waterton National Park – a lovely mountain town just a stones throw from where I live. I’ve booked a room with a nice jacuzzi and a complimentary bottle of wine (and apparently it’s a good time of year for snow shoeing or cross country skiing which i’ve never done, could be fun!)
I’m going to relax, review the adventure that 2010 has been and get in touch with what I want next year. I’ll report in next week and let you know how it went.
Which leads me to ask – when is the last time you took a break away from it all? A break just for you? Perhaps it is time…