It is the holiday season. Many people are taking a break. This is a good since it gives a person space to think and relax.
They are people like me who do not take a break. This should not be seen as good practice. It is not productive. Taking a break from work gives your brain the space to breath. It is important to get away from the normal hustle and bustle.
The question I asked myself this week is why I am not taking a break, despite knowing what I know about the benefits. I will do it this time. I will take some long weekends. Taking Friday off and returning to work on Tuesday. I need to. I know I have said this before.
My new intern started this week. She is an ACCA with MBA and some practice experience. I am not sure whether I have made the right decision taking her on. I hope it works out for both of us. I think in time her confidence will grow. This will benefit her work.
My staff has an interview for another job next week. I hope he gets the job. We get on well; I am looking for someone who is more proactive and an independent thinker. If he gets the job, I already have someone in mind to replace him.
If he does not get the job, I will have discussions with him about what I am looking for in him. He is okay. The bottom line is he does not have what I am looking for. I do not think he ever will. He will do for the moment.
My other intern who I think is very good has now found a job. This means she will not coming back as previously planned. I am pleased for her.
We now have 5 options on my car branding (car wrap) with our new brand. I will decide by tomorrow which option to go for. Even though I hardly drive, wrap has got me some good business in the past. I do not want to miss the opportunity.
I am pleased with potential client interest in our practice. Over the past three months or so our website, shop front, video, business blogging, SEO and some staff issues have taken a lot out of me. There is also the normal day to day work.
I looked at myself in the mirror today, and I did not like what I saw. I need to look after myself. This means regular exercise (I still cycle, but that is not enough); a good diet and breaks are important.
I am not young anymore. It is important I remember this and I take care myself.