Ruby wants to know: when was the last time you played hooky?
There’s a reason it’s called a mental-health day. Studies show that taking time off, even if it’s just for a few hours, relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Clearly, Ferris Bueller was right all those years ago: we all need a break now and then. Whether it’s catching up on some much needed rest, doing something fun to recharge our batteries, or just hanging out with our cats, sometimes, you just have to blow off work.
This can be challenging for those of us who are self-employed, especially if we love what we do. For most of us, weekends are just another work day. I’m guilty of not taking enough time off. I love writing, blogging, and everything that comes with it. It rarely feels like work to me, and as a result, I often find myself shortchanging other aspects of my life.
So today, I’m taking my own, and Ruby’s, advice, and I’m playing hooky.
When was the last time you played hooky? Share your stories in a comment.