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This past weekend, I took myself to New York City for some long overdue solo adventuring, rest, and relaxation.
I even had amilkshake with an entire Choco Taco (and two churros)sticking out of it atBlack Tap, on the recommendation of a friend:
It was a surreal and exciting little trip.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep my promise to myself to genuinely unplug from work.I've always struggled with stepping away from my job — and not because I work at a company that expects me to be constantly connected and available.
Quite the contrary. We have an unlimited vacation policy, and IMPACTers are actively encouraged by leadership to take time away to completely unplug, as needed.
Although I turned off my Slack notifications, I still found myself compulsively checking my email throughout the weekend. I also spent four hours at a coffee shop on Saturday morning writing 3,527 words for a content project that I couldn't put out of my mind.
I'm trying not to be too hard on myself about my lack of willpower. While I love to joke that I'm an only child who embodies divine perfection at all times, I'm not. Yes, I'm an only child, but I'm not perfect. I'm a human being with flaws — just like everybody else.
So, the next time I go on vacation, I need to remember it's one thing to be dedicated and passionate about my work. It's quite another, however, to be a workaholic who doesn't understand the critical importance of "me time."
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