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I spent last week recharging my mental batteries on a beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I asked my network on Facebook whether they take all their vacation time or not — I was surprised at how divided you all were. Some said, “What’s vacation?” which was my state for many years. Others are committed to taking the time off, realizing that it’s part of their compensation, and that they are better contributors when refreshed and rested.
I’m much better about taking time off — possibly a result of realizing I’ll never be on my deathbed wishing I’d worked more — and do make sure I unplug now and again.
I shot a bit of video one morning when we had the beach mostly to ourselves. Anytime I need to revisit the vacation frame of mind I can watch a couple of minutes of waves rolling in and remember how having sand between my toes is the most relaxing feeling there is. I’m happy to share a bit of my vacation view with you, in case you need a break any time.