I took October 5-9 off for a staycation at home. I was getting too burned out to do a good job for my clients and colleagues. I admit, however, that I took my work laptop and and a testing file home in the event I had some extra time to finish an evaluation report, and so I could check my work emails.
I am proud to say that the evaluation report is unfinished. I checked my emails a couple of times, but not obsessively, and I didn’t reply to any of them. It was hard to be a “participant-observer” watching what people were doing but not responding.
This week was spent resting, cooking, and cleaning. I didn’t realize how tired I was, and I napped a lot. I could probably use another week off, but I need to get back.
What was your best vacation ever? How hard has it been for you to leave work at work?