I’m on the verge of doing something that I’ve never done before. I’m going to take a vacation.
That may not seem particularly earthshaking, but the so-called vacations that I’ve taken in the past have been largely working vacations. I toted along my laptop and used the new surroundings as an opportunity write and brainstorm. Perhaps more significantly, I’d use my Internet access to answer emails and generally keep an eye on things.
This time I’m cutting the cord. I’m going dark for 18 days. During those two and half weeks I intend to remain Internet-free. (I’m getting the shakes just thinking about it!)
Since 1994 or so when I got my first email account, I have been online. Oh, I might have dropped out of sight for a day or two while traveling to Australia or England, but never for two and a half weeks!
Cutting the cord and truly disengaging from “work” hasn’t been part of my experience. Partly, because I love what I do so much it’s hardly work. Yet, I realize that truly getting away from things can be beneficial. You know. The "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" thing.
Monday Morning Motivation will still go out like clockwork, patient education materials will still be recommended and shipped, chiropractic websites will still continue to attract new patients and educate established ones and chiropractic paperwork will still be personalized.
See you on the other side with renewed enthusiasm and probably some brand new ideas!