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Taking a break…and not feeling guilty about it.

Mar 19, 2014


This past weekend, I had nothing scheduled, nothing planned, nowhere to go, nowhere to be. In the midst of a busy season, this was my first weekend like this in about 8 weeks. And it was so good. Sam and I didn’t even go anywhere, we stayed at home (I had cleaned the house from top to bottom the day before so we could just relax and not think about cleaning), made pancakes for breakfast, played tennis, popped popcorn, watched movies in the middle of the day, planned, dreamed, and went to bed early.

I wanted to write about this because the weekend really refreshed me! I knew in the back of my mind that there was still lots of work for me to do…but for a weekend, I tried my hardest not to think about it and focused on being present with my husband instead. The result of having a free weekend meant I came back to my desk on Monday with renewed passion, focus and drive to get things that matter most – done.

It’s so important, especially in the busy seasons of life, to take a break every now and then. To carve out a small amount of time with no pressure, no deadlines, just to surround yourself with the people who matter most to you. I had made peace with it being a weekend for relaxing, so I wouldn’t get much done. But the truth was, because of this break, I had the time to be inspired. I wrote lots, I dreamed, planned and generally was more creative.

Note to self: schedule more weekends like this! xx

  1. Ivy Vena (@MyHeartHisWings)

    March 19th, 2014 at 12:53 am

    That is a lovely reminder. Thanks for that Kate. Up until a few hours ago my office was in such a huge mess I can actually see the floor now. That alone reminded me to spend some time to just sit :) I appreciate what you’ve said also about being “present” for my husband and my girls too. Thanks again and look forward to the awesomeness you have dreamed up :)

  2. Michaela

    March 19th, 2014 at 2:12 am

    This was such a lovely Wednesday afternoon read – especially on a busy day. I like how you put that it became a more productive weekend in the end – I’ve just booked ‘me’-time for this weekend xx

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