August is here! In Europe, August is largely a month for holiday, vacation, time off, relaxation, frivolity, etc. I'm going to take their lead.
That doesn't necessarily mean I will be totally off-the-grid, out-of-town, not working. It feels more like loosening my grip a bit, allowing ease, flow, and emergence to take over where before I might have had more driving, determined, focused energy. That might look like clocking out a little earlier than normal to go on a nice long walk. Or it might look like taking a day off to take Owen to the water slides. It might also look like intentionally not filling my calendar quite as much so there is more space for creative projects to emerge.
The motivation is not just to have fun and be with family and friends while the Sun is out. It's also to consciously recharge my batteries and get some distance and perspective from business as usual. Perhaps then I can come back in September renewed and able to see possibilities I couldn't otherwise.
What can you take a holiday from this August?