That said there are so many other factors of 'on' in my life that even if I still need to contribute to magazines, be contactable for business decisions or just deal with the difficult customer service issues I can adequately switch off and get a decent recharge just by not doing it all.
What do I mean?
working late into the night
staying home instead of going out with the family for a walk on the weekend
never taking a short holiday with the family (in 3 years!)
not making time lie in a hammock and read a book (in 5 years!)
hoovering the house daily
having my phone with me constantly
skipping the gym because work needed me more
I could go on but in the last 3 years I have been guilty of all those things and when we went on holiday I nearly slept through most of it because my body finally got enough time out to switch off and in doing so it collapsed.
From now on I will still work loads, like loads and loads but I will also walk away from the housework, leave my phone in the car sometimes on purpose and choose the gym not the emails.
I owe it to me, my body, my family and my friends to switch off once in a while. It can only make me a better human and truly where the hell is it going to get DTLL or TCL if I drop down from a nervous breakdown!
Do you switch off? Have I at least reminded you that you should? Please do even if you don't work.. Parental 'on' time is just as full on :)