The grind can be very addicting as well as limiting.

Everyday a person may get up say a few words to the family, fight with the morning sea of traffic, start work with the daily dose of caffeine, only to end the day to begin it again. There are glass ceilings

How do you know when it’s time to reset?

Sometimes we are so accountable that we forget that life would go on without us. Life is passing us by as we work. Life is only what we make of it, and when consumed by work – it consumes us.

Having taken a huge break from everything, I found that I truly was in need of a reset, but how to revisit where you left off?

Hordes of email await, towering piles of mail cast shadows on the desk, and activities/tasks overwhelm.

The vmail light blinks red, I slowly make a list of all callers while sipping my tea – it is still piping hot.

I sift through the email crossing off those who opted to call and email. After adding the snail mail to the list I can then devise a plan of action.

No more than 6 issues/day to address. Pace yourself.

Reviewing social networking sites takes time effort and energy. Time management becomes more critical. Perhaps until everything is caught up a decrease in word count output may be necessary. No matter what the outcome, consistency is key. You want to be able to pick a routine, either dust off the old one or develop a new one that works with the changes that you implemented upon your return.

A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton