I did something different today. I did something I almost never do. I took a day off. I didn’t go on vacation. I just took the day off. I never do this. I am too busy and just don’t feel comfortable putting it all on hold for a day.
Today, I did.
I woke up at 5:30 a.m. I drove up to Vail and skied all day. I took a bump clinic from a former World Cup mogul skier and thought of nothing else but skiing.
The weather was beautiful. I met a bunch of cool, fun people who could shred. We spent the day ripping the mountain, coaching each other, and critiquing each others bump skiing. It was awesome!
Finding the time to do this is hard for me. But, this year I made a New Years commitment to 4 theme’s; complete/finish, learn/grow, organize and fun. Today definitely fell into the fun category. It’s not often I get to ski at the level we did today and I remember how much I enjoy it.
When I was a kid my dad used to let us take day off from school everyone once in a while for no reason. He called them “mental health” days. I loved them as a kid. Today was exactly that. It was a “mental health” day.
What about work? It was exactly where I left it. No deals were lost. No buildings burned down. No customers upset. The world didn’t come to an end.
The work is still there, but I feel great and that always makes the work that much more fun.