It's that time again. I'm taking a few weeks off from 16 December to enjoy the summer.
This break is so important to me. I deliberately stay home, because going away means negotiating an unfamiliar enviroment which is physically taxing. At home I'm able to use minimal energy and maximise the time to relax and rejuvenate.
This week I'm having a self-care week. In my email auto-reply, I'm calling it leave, but of course working from home and running two businesses makes it hard to switch off completely. Some things still need doing.
What makes this week different to others is I'm choosing what I do and who I see. I'm monitoring emails and replying to those that are crucial.
I'm getting up later, lunching with friends, canceling engagements if I just feel like staying at home.