No matter how much you enjoy doing your work, no matter how much it aligns with your genius, no matter how much it makes a difference in the world, you still need to take a break from it from time to time.
There are two reasons for that:
The first is that you need time to recharge your batteries and reconnect with he other aspects of your life. When all you think about is work, your attention can become overly focused and that can result in burn-out of the mental and energetic muscles you use to perform it. So you end up not doing it as well as you are capable.
The second is more subtle. What creates your brilliance at serving your ideal customers is the unique combination of experience and experiences you have had in your life. And when you focus entirely on your existing work, you are no longer adding to your stock of perspectives and insights that allow you to finesse your delivery to an even finer level. It’s like the old saying goes: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
So my challenge to you this week is, take some time away from work to enrich the value you can bring to the world and yourself.