Yesterday I was reminded of something pretty important… there are times that work can wait.
I had lunch plans with a former coworker (and now good friend). We had been trying to do lunch for weeks but work and life always got in the way.
Work was crazy busy, so as I texted to see if we were still on to meet, in the back of my mind I was hoping it wouldn’t work out. No dice. He was free and “looking forward to catching up.”
I left the work behind and spent a great hour in conversation with a friend. It was nice to get away and talk about things other than work.
Here’s the funny thing. I actually think I ended up getting more done by taking that lunch break. I returned more focused and my spirits were definitely lifted.
That’s how I was reminded that there are times that work can (and should) wait. I was also reminded just how important having good friends is.
Is there a friend you need to have lunch with and catch up?