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It has beed some time since my last post.
I was on a big long vacation to Cuba. I decided I need to refresh myself and restart as one may say.
This was not because of tough times or stress or something bad. Going there was planned few months ago and although at that point I did not need a break as everything was going smoothly I took it.
It was about 17 days of a holiday. For the ones that are not familiar, internet is scarce, to say the least in Cuba. You can purchase some prepaid card and use it in case of emergency but otherwise there is no connection.
What this lack of internet made me realize. I am addicted to it. I am always itchy to check some news, events, facebook stuff, chat and communicate with friends and all that surrounds us in our daily life. First few days were tough, withdraw, joking. But when I got used to no having connection a miracle happened.
I stopped thinking about all those daily routines, work related, business related, news related problems and questions. I did not want to even touch my phone as there was nothing on it I could have missed. My mind became clear and I started enjoying my time off fully.
I immersed in the atmosphere, Rum, Salsa, Cigars and heat were all there was.
After a week more of doing nothing but going to the beach and bars I felt like I could do this much more time. Many more days. And this was not the case 3 days in my holiday. I wanted to go home as all things were too slow, there was no stress and it drove me crazy.
What I am trying to say is, such a big break from all your daily routines can really give you perspective. You can see and feel things from another angle, and we can all agree that being able to look at the bigger picture is always an advantage. You can't lose it this situation, only win. Risk free play.
The gains for each of us would be different but my recommendation is have a big break once in a while. At least 2 weeks long. It can make you realize things that are around you and you do not see them because you are in this daily routine cicle.
Appreciate life more.
Also I wanted to start a discussion here in the blog and see your thoughts, make this more of a dialogue not monologue.
I will structure how we can do this so it is of a bigger use to all in the next post in 2 weeks from now.
Also I want to thank you for the emails some of you sent me. Sorry for not answering but Cuba.. Internet.. you know how it is.
Talk to you all next time,