On holiday

Unwinding and pondering the work / life balance equation once again…

I’m one week into my annual fortnight holiday and as usual I’m finding that, having stopped needing to rush around, I’m actually shattered.

Every year this happens – I seem to spend most of the first week of my break ‘winding down’ to a more gentle pace of life before regaining the desire to get out and about the second week.

It’s not uncommon for this second week to also bring an increasing sense of creativity – of enjoying writing, experimenting with website ideas, playing my guitars, listening to and being inspired by music (rather than just listening and being entertained by it).

Of course as with all of us, my employer demands and deserves creative input in my workplace and it would be a mistake to label that ‘uncreative activity’ – I guess I’m just wondering how I might hang on to some of that creative energy for life outside of ‘the office’ rather than feeling like I’m pouring 100% of my creativity into 1/3 of my day…