Hit pause

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Hey you. How are you? Yes, you. I’m writing this for you reading this right now. Did you realize that 1/4 of 2023 is already over? You made it to April. I know right! Where did the year go? Tell me about it. It felt like just yesterday when we got 2023 rolling.

Whether you feel like you need it or not, now is a good time to take a break. You could start small with some breathing exercises (inhale through your nose, hold for 4 seconds and exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds). Or you could, like me, take a vacation.

March was busy for me. It didn’t help that my company’s leaders are obsessed with making us return to office three times a week. That’s a post for another day, I promise.

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Taipei, one of my favorite cities in the world. We slept in, woke up late and had nothing serious planned. We roamed the streets on foot and found new places to eat. I’m two days in and I’m starting to feel relaxed. This is the pause I need.

Now you should feel like you can hit the pause button when you need it. There’s a lot more of the 2023 to grind through and we need to pace ourselves. It’s a marathon, not a sprint and you’ll need to take good care of your body and mind in order to last the rest of the year. You’ve heard all this before so you don’t need me to nag at you. Take this as yet another reminder to give yourself permission to rest, recuperate and rejuvenate.

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