March 27, 2020
This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my day job running marketing at Inntopia.
Last week I talked about pausing marketing with everything going on around COVID-19. Today, I’m coming off a week of realizing that sometimes I need to take breaks from work too.
It’s been a really heavy couple of weeks for those in the ski and travel space like we are. And last week, as everything snowballed, I did a good job of stepping away from the computer, taking a quick walk, a few deep breaths, reading stories with the kiddos, and then jumping back into work.
This week, I didn’t. I pushed hard to hit some deadlines.
Too hard, in hindsight.
By Wednesday night I was feeling pretty beat up. So I took some time on Thursday to be outside, hang with the kiddos, give my wife a break, get some fresh air, and pump the brakes a bit.
Today, despite the economic and healthcare realities around us only getting more serious, I’m feeling much better. It’s hard for me to push pause – I pride myself in being productive – but given the road ahead it’s definitely a good lesson to be reminded of now instead of later.