… makes Jack (or Jill) a dull boy (girl). Or so the saying goes.
I’m one who has been obsessed with my work – I love being a Virtual Assistant and I love being at my computer and in my office. I look forward to being in the office every single day – even after 15 years. But I do recognise the importance of getting away from the office and being refreshed. It is so important.
Over the years I’ve tried picking up former hobbies of knitting, walking, gardening, etc and even joined several gyms in the hope it would get me out regularly. But we ended up setting up a gym at home instead as I often didn’t feel comfortable being the only female in a gym at times that were convenient to me. And I found I got bored doing the other things.
Writing is a hobby I really enjoy but again it doesn’t get me out and about – and if I do leave home my laptop comes with me.
Last Christmas my husband decided to give me a new digital SLR camera for Christmas because I was complaining that my small ‘point and shoot’ couldn’t keep up with the action when he was participating in mountain bike races.
The camera was the answer to get me out and about! Now every single week I plan an outing for photo opportunities and I’m spending time (several hours) in the fresh air and walking, enjoying nature and the scenery.
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about the importance of getting outside to get Vitamin D and it is something I’ve been conscious of and have made sure I do get out more often, however the new camera has ensured that my 30 mins a day now extends into a few hours a week.
Why not make sure you are doing something away from your computer and office and getting some fresh air and sunshine, and lots of vitamin D!