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Sabbatical? Nah just laziness

Sabbatical leave, leave of absence – the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

I had three days off from work last week, and it was much needed. I love where I work and the people I work with; and I have no doubt that God lead me to my position with a purpose and reason. Even with that knowledge, breaks are always good so burnout does not occur. The same routine 8 hours a day 5 days a week tends to wear you down every so often no matter how much you enjoy it. So there I was worn down and on the verge of burnout when 3 days off came along.

All that said, I haven”t posted anything here in over a week; and that embarrasses me a little bit. I had grand thoughts that I would post every day while I was off; but instead, I didn”t write a single word. Laziness took over every aspect of my life and my brain told the rest of me that I was on vacation.

Laziness- disinclined to activity or exertion : not energetic or vigorous

So what did I do instead of writing? I had lunch with some good friends. I played golf not once but twice. Watched a few movies including Bernie (oddly hilarious) and Blue Like Jazz (really well done). I also caught up on some much needed sleep. Truth be told, I needed some lazy in my life. A time to let things just move on by and let the ideas get through the writer”s block. So I”m writing this to say I haven”t been writing, but am looking forward to writing more.

Oh and one more thing; I discovered some good music as well. Blind Pilot ” We Are the Tide,” Medic “Grace & Gravity,” and Will Retherford “Awake.”

So there you have it sabbatical/laziness behind me; now on to bigger and better things.

How about you, do you find yourself needing a sabbatical? Have you seen any good movies or heard any good music?

10 Responses to “Sabbatical? Nah just laziness”

  1. Dax says:

    Good to have you back 🙂 I found a song recently that has been of great encouragement and strength. I doubt it’s new, and probably everyone else has already heard it, but Praise the Lord by Kristene Mueller has really been a blessing to me.

  2. philip says:

    Thanks Dax, I’ll definitely check out that song. She sounds familiar, but I’m not so sure I’ve heard it. 🙂
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  3. Caleb says:

    Dont be so hard on yourself; you also went shopping and cooked 😉 Plus, you tried a new restaurant!

    • philip says:

      Ha! All very true points Caleb. I suppose I was nor as lazy as I thought. Thanks for making me feel better about myself. 🙂

  4. I think “disinclined to activity” sounds a whole lot nicer than “lazy” right? 🙂 I agree. We need those decompressing times and they are extremely helpful. As much as we loved seeing everybody, our vacation wasn’t much of that. It was a lot of running and driving and visiting people. I am definitely going to need a sabbatical or something before too long!
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  5. tcavey says:

    We all need a break every now and then. Don’t sweat it.

    I just found your blog through Dusty Rayburn.

  6. Jenna says:

    Many times “time off” equates to “time on” in all of the crucial areas that get neglected as a result of a busy lifestyle. Putting a hold on our normal busy lives simply reveals them. I’d hardly call it lazy as much as it seems so. If nothing less, refreshing our minds with a “time out” is a requirement to continue being productive at our best.

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