You Are Not a Machine & Unplugging Occasionally Will Help Give You the Reset You Need

The path to hell is paved with good intentions. And yes dear reader, despite your best efforts to live an organized life, replete with lists of goals, to-do lists, mantras, and routine, if you are not careful, you can get burned!

Remember, just as it is important to accomplish at least 3 major tasks to work toward incremental compounded success… It is just as important to occasionally unplug.


Take time to see where your headspace is at. If there is something that feels off, wrong, or uncomfortable…there might be something you need to change about your direction, or maybe you just physically and emotionally need a break.

You are a human being, complete with imperfection, curiosity, and rampant irrationality. Embrace your life, embrace the journey, and sometimes give yourself a time-out from the routine and working tirelessly to accomplish goals ASAP 24/7…


You are not a machine. Step outside of yourself. Read a book on a subject unfamiliar to yourself. Go travel, even if it is only possible to do so locally. Explore and expand your mind beyond your habits, and come back refreshed, renewed, and ready to pick up the sword again.

Until next time… Have you done a self-check-in to see where you are going? How you are feeling? Are you taking the time to make an assessment of your needs?

If not, it might just be time to do one!



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Grit N Vinegar is the home of emerging writer, Alex Smith. Focusing on short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, Alex has been published in Sick Lit Magazine and often seeks out new places to submit her writing. Find me @gritNvinegar on Twitter!

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