I know that summer is not over officially until the wee hours of September 23, but Labor Day weekend has always been the unofficial end of the season for people in the US. This year we had a full 15 weeks between Memorial Day (which fell on the earliest Monday possible) and Labor Day (which falls on the latest Monday possible).
Did you miss it?
Did you take advantage of this slightly longer season? You don’t have to admit this to anyone, but did you work straight through the summer thinking that there was still plenty of time to enjoy it—only to now discover that you missed it?
I’m not judging those who missed the lighter side and the joys of the summer season. This is a reminder, though, that you have a few more weeks to stop and smell the roses…to listen to the birds in the morning…or to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Some leaders proudly wear the badge of all work, all of the time. There may have been a time when this was something to brag about, but not so much today.
Taking time to reboot and recharge opens up your ability to be more creative and to see things that you may have missed. It gives you new perspective on old issues.
Whether you fire up the barbecue, play some tennis, or just do nothing for an afternoon, I hope that you take advantage of the Labor Day weekend ahead.
Have a great day!