At my doctor’s office, there is a poster about how work will always be there. For you, however, there’s no such guarantee. It’s a bit grim, for sure. However, it is quite accurate. I have come to find that more and more healthcare facilities have such signage or reminders. I recently went to a new specialist who said most of my health issues were probably due to stress. I nodded and thought of how that is true for most people.
No matter what, the work is endless and your health shouldn’t be compromised by unrealistic expectations or undue burden. Sometimes those burdens and pressures come from one primary source: yourself. If you don’t gift yourself grace, patience, or a reprieve you will tie your shoulders up into countless knots.
It’s been hard to get away the past two years. But even if you can’t travel, get out and give yourself a few days off. Take that vacation. The work will still be there regardless.