Time out is so important!
I spent the last few days in the beautiful Hunter Valley with some gorgeous friends drinking wine, eating cheese, playing board games and taking time away from the office. I confess this is something I really struggle with, I am a people pleaser and I like to get things done but I neglect the most important thing…Me.
I admit I checked my phone when I had reception (and I did this often) but I made a conscious effort to be present and enjoy the moment.
Phone went to silent mode
I didn’t check messages via social media (that almost felt like my left arm was cut off)
I did feel nervous
I did feel out of control
I did feel like ducking to the toilet 100 times to check my messages but I didn’t
I stayed at the beautiful Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard which was stunning. The country verandah and beautifully manicured gardens where picture perfect. The rooms were a little noisy but the beauty wasn’t lost.
I was picked up by the outgoing, sociable Jules from Two Fat Blokes and what a day we had. My two favourite stops would be the Deli at the Two Fat Blokes…..the cheese and wine were perfectly matched (I’m no expert but I know when things are good and this was seriously good) and my other favourite stop was the beautiful little winery called Ivanhoe (the view and wine both as delicious on the eye and the palate).
At the end of the day I actually felt great…I survived and more importantly my clients survived. I do have a small confession though!
I got up at 5am to come home and work!