Long weekends are awesome. Who doesn’t love the idea of having an extra day off? There is so much room for activities – traveling, napping, running, brunching – and anything else you wish you could do on a regular basis but never seem to find the time.
I had a great Easter weekend. I was able to go home to see my family and friends, and actually take a day off. A day off! I haven’t been able to say that since… I don’t know when. It was beyond refreshing to get out of my daily hustle and bustle, take everything down a notch, and spend some time relaxing.
To relax, I went for a run every day, ate some very good (home cooked) food, and played with my dog. Upon returning home, I realized that I used to take some of the simplest pleasures for granted, and now that I have been away for so long, those things seem foreign to my daily routine. It was a great reminder that I need to take some time to stop and smell the roses once in a while – because life is more than just go go go!
I’m making a goal of spending a few hours every week to go on adventure and not think about all the work I have to do. It will feel like a day off – but it doesn’t have to be a long weekend. I will put these few hours into my schedule and treat it like every other meeting, where I show up on time and prepared, just this time it’s for adventure! If you have any suggestions for adventures around the city, I would love to hear them.
How did you spend your long weekend?
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