Break Your Daily Habits, Explore An Alternate Reality, and Find Your Perspective – Daily Quote 

A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode. Prabhas

Since June 2018, I have been posting here daily, which translated into my daily writing habit. Every day, despite snow, rain, heat, or the gloom of night, nothing stayed my pen from completing my daily task. So, when an unexpected opportunity came my way to disconnect, unplug every device, and disappear into the vast unknown for two weeks, I hesitated. Until a dear friend reminded me that unbreakable habits prevent us from experiencing the joy of being spontaneous, carefree, surprised, and inspired.

Upon hearing those words, Mistress Muse kicked me in the butt, demanded I pack my bags and leave immediately. She is rather bossy, you know. I followed her orders. The internet connection was sporadic, emails went unanswered, and calls slipped into voicemail without my knowledge. I ate when I was hungry, slept when I felt tired, and followed a rhythmic existence that bore no resemblance to my everyday life.

I took walks, listened to birds, and rediscovered the quiet voice the world too often prevents us from hearing. The road altered my perspective, strengthened my resolve, and supported the creation of different thought processes. I emerged rested, calm, centered, but also invigorated, and ready to face new challenges.

Who knew I needed a hard reset? Mistress Muse is making faces at me, and she insists I deliver a detailed debriefing posthaste. We are back, and I have a funny feeling she will ensure I am extremely productive in the coming weeks and months.

Have you ever taken an extended break?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

7 thoughts on “Break Your Daily Habits, Explore An Alternate Reality, and Find Your Perspective – Daily Quote 

  1. We haven’t had a break in like forever, and just about desperate for one! Simply switching off the computer/laptop/phone won’t really work as too many other things need to go away for a while too!
    So glad you found some serenity though, Jo…

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    • Deserate . . . Yes, that is a good word for what I was feeling before. You are so right, just turning things off often causes more problems than dealing with those pesky responsibilities. I hope you find a window of time for a break. You deserve it, my friend. 💕💗💕

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