Garden leave – the first 90 hours

Finally I know that garden leave doesn’t include gardening unless you choose to do so. The great thing is that all of a sudden you have all the free time in the world. The not so great thing is that all of sudden you have all the free time in the world and you are not prepared for it.

There are 2 camps from my friends with completely opposite viewpoints on this. One camp advised me that I need to make use of this time to do things I always want to do as 1 month will quickly pass by before I know it. The other one told me to just take it easy, relax, that my body needs a break after these crazy travels in the last 2 years.

If you were me, which one would you follow? Both are quite tempting, aren’t they?

For me, I choose the middle path which I will balance both of the doing &  the being. My body does deserve some rest while I need to listen to my heart and follow my passions. I promise to take a break whenever I feel like while taking this amazing opportunity to pursue my pet projects.

Today is day 4 of #funemployment. Let’s see how I have spent the last 90 hours (it’s not the end of day 4 yet!).

The good:

  1. Managed to set the daily intention everyday (something I don’t get to do on daily basis in the past with the excuse of being too busy)
  2. Write more
  3. Catch up with friends (lots of them!)

The not so good:

  1. Failed to keep 10K steps goal (to be fair, I did 3 out of 4 days and there’s always room for improvement on this front)
  2. Cancelled yoga classes quite often (excuse: I chose to catch up with friends instead)
  3. Haven’t been able to read a single page (no excuse here, just pure laziness)

Before I go to my next catch up, let me set a stake for the next 26 days so that I can recover to whenever necessary.

“I believe that balancing the being & the doing with discipline will bring me joy & fulfilment in service of strengthening connections with my loved ones. “

If you manage to get to here and fancy a catch up for no particular reason, let’s do it, as long as we are not talking about gardening!

Taking this on my 2.6km walk to the movie theater this morning

*According to Wikipedia, garden leave is the practice whereby an employee leaving a job and is instructed to stay away from work during the notice period, while still remaining on the payroll. 



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