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Do not disturb

Posted on: November 7, 2019

A break from work is never really a break. This was true for me when I was a teacher and an educator. It is the default for me as a freelancing consultant.

One of the lines I include in my auto-reply now that I am on vacation is “we live in an age where you can drop me an email and be assured that it has been delivered thanks to this automatic reply.”

But that is preceded by a tongue-in-cheek subject line: “I’m not deaf; I’m ignoring you.” That is my way of saying that I take my breaks and mental health seriously.

This does not mean I do not do any work while I am on a break. I still make the effort to learn something new every day and I respond to requests when I can. But I cannot do these things if I am not of sound mind and body.

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