I learnt a very important lesson this week – relationships are more important than work.
I know it is an admirable and necessary thing to work hard in life, but if you don’t put some time into fostering relationships you will be left with nothing but the work.
How did I come to this conclusion?
In spite of a mile long list of ‘to dos’ my husband and I escaped this weekend to the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We sat on a balcony overlooking the water, sipped champagne, and reminisced about our life together. It would have been very easy to cancel the trip, as the stresses of running our own business (not to mention my writing) forced us to think long and hard about the decision to take the weekend off. But now I am so relieved that we didn’t allow the stress of work to influence our decision.
It was a revitalising and refreshing time. And it drove home to me how important relationships are. There is certainly a time for work. But make sure you also take time out to connect with those you love.
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