Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Holiday Break Blues

Having a week off from work, or even a few days, seems like heaven on earth. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, or you can do absolutely nothing except watch the time slip by as you sit on the couch.

But here’s a warning:

Doing absolutely nothing can put you in a vicious spin cycle that leads to not wanting to do anything, which leads to isolation, which leads to not wanting to get out of bed, more isolation, depression, and eventually feeling distressed at having to go back to work knowing full well that you spent your whole break being lonely and miserable.

As crazy as it may seem, the only way to break the Holiday Break Blues is to get out of the house, do something, go somewhere, be with people, and then vow to never ever take a vacation again.

But knowing that having unused vacation time might be too tempting for you to resist, I hereby gladly offer to take your burden, add it to my own, just so you don't have to endure those horrible Holiday Break Blues.

Because that's just the kind of guy I am.

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