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Take some time out so that when you return to work next week your brain has had a chance to reset and refresh
What are you planning to do over the bank holiday weekend? Have you perhaps got a quiet few hours planned catching up on your email inbox, or maybe there is that report which you really would like to get out of the way before next week. And then you could really do with tidying up that spreadsheet, polishing off that presentation or even taking the chance whilst you are away from the office to do a little planning.
Now I accept that the nature of your job may mean that you have no option other than to work; but if you don’t have to then what does it say about your work life balance that you see a bank holiday as a chance to catch up with work rather than recharge your batteries. I’m sure that like me you’ve read the studies which prove just how important having some downtime is. I’m sure that you are fully aware of the fact that when we work without a break then our brains slow down, taking longer to design and develop plans and in extreme circumstances making judgements which we would never make where we are feeling refreshed.
If you don’t have to work this weekend, then don’t. Do yourself, your family and friends, your colleagues and your organisation a favour and take some time out so that when you return to work next week your brain has had a chance to reset and refresh. You may be surprised; this bank holiday weekend may just turn out to be the most productive time you have spent in a long while.