Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is taking a 12-week sabbatical. It's a well-deserved break, and I hope he's enjoying every second of the time off.
When Universal Press Syndicate President Lee Salem made the vacation announcement, he said Trudeau wanted to "regenerate a few creative cells" before the political conventions and general election.
We can't all take 12 weeks off. But we can learn a lesson from Trudeau: Let's give our brains a break. Here's an easy "sabbatical" approach that helps me -- I don't work on Saturdays. I don't write for clients, or do invoicing, or handle any of the 90 million jobs that go along with owning a company.
I started the one-day a week totally off approach at the start of the year. It took about a month for my brain to realize I was serious. Now, my week has a better rhythm. My work has a better rhyme. And I have time to catch up with Doonesbury online.