We talk a lot about having quiet time. Taking breaks. Getting fresh air. These are all important whether you’re working from home or you go to a business to work. I (Andrea) think it’s even more important when you work from home to have these little breaks because you tend to be lazier at home and you’re more comfortable, so you don’t think you need them.
Short breaks are great, but what about vacation? You need vacation. You need to vacate. Frankie has talked about this a lot - how, when you’re working from home, it’s difficult to separate work life from home life. You always feel like you’re working because you’re always at your office.
You need to take a vacation. Leave. For a few days. I know it’s hard, and maybe it’s not affordable - but it is. Sure, you may not be able to take a European Viking Cruise, but you have to give yourself the luxury of some kind of vacation. You have to leave your office for a few days. Grab a tent and stay a campground. (Oh, yes. I hear all the grumblings of - ewww, camping! To that I say, Camping Rules!) :)
But camping is a fun and affordable way to take a vacation. When my husband and I were just poor 20-somethings (I think we both had $8/hr jobs), we took a two-week vacation, camping across the country. And if we afforded that when we lived in a tiny apartment with 40+ year old furniture, then you can afford a few days away. It’s going to make you feel great!
On Friday, I’m going to talk about how you take a vacation when you work from home. Because it’s not the same as if you’re in an office. There are steps you need to take to ensure that you’ll have a great vacation and will come back to “a good place.”
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.