Written by Manar Al Hinai.
I had an extremely busy work period before our National Day last week, and so as the holiday approached, I was fantasising of travelling to my second home, sitting in my beautiful garden overlooking the lake, and planning my projects for next year. I wouldn’t be distracted by friends, or family and I would get a lot done. As I said, it was just a fantasy. I didn’t manage to get through any of my planned projects. My agenda never left my suitcase, and my brain went into a non-cooperative freeze mode. During my break, I slept for more than eight hours per night, and was catching up on my shows on Netflix.
Why did my holiday wear me out when I hadn’t done anything? I was just sitting there doing nothing all day, yet I felt so tired. The problem I realised, wasn’t in my busy work schedule, or lifestyle, but because I had fallen into a cycle of overworking myself the past period, and not taking enough breaks yet again.
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