The Importance of a Little R&R

Now that the summer is officially coming to an end this would be the most inopportune time to mention the importance of taking a vacation… but I’m going do it anyway.

You hear it all the time: how a change of scenery can inspire or how relaxation will recharge you – I never bought into it.  But having just returned from a 12 day excursion to the West Kootenays in British Columbia I have to admit I’ve changed my tune.

I’ve always thought that if you love what you do then a vacation is rather unnecessary.  In fact, I was pretty sure I would be going though design withdrawals in no time, but that wasn’t the case.

Though I did find myself thinking about work a lot, it was in a creative and forward thinking light.  During my stay, I came up with a whole shwack of ideas for blog posts and a few new sketches for possible future web layouts.  I carried my moleskine with me every where I went and filled up more pages in it then I would in a month.

So if you doubt the powers that a little down time can provide, think twice.  A little R&R just may be your ticket to creativity and inspiration… and if not, well at least you had fun trying.

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Yo, I'm Andrew Lindstrom. I am a freelance web designer based in Vancouver, Canada. When not geeking out over design, I'm likely geeking out over film, technology or pretending to play the guitar.

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  1. if I had doubts about taking my upcoming vacation, the doubts have vanished … thank u