If I take time out of my regular schedule to do something else it can be hard to immediately fall back in. Especially if it's a great vacation.
The reason why is a mystery to me. Of course since I am self employed, I could choose to just extend the vacation. So there are no strict obligations which is part of the problem, but that still doesn't explain why.
Cause I love what I do. And once I start it's hard for me to stop again. Like a steam train. It starts slowly and then it's full steam ahead.
One reason could be that I really do pull out the plug when I go on vacation. Not just work but also facebook and other social media and so on. It's great to let yourself experience something 100%. To be disturbed by technology can be a real pain and remind you of daily life.
And once I gotta plug in again it becomes this long big list of things I have to take care of.
So I ought to just dig right in. No time to waste. But some kind of weird melancholy "what's the true purpose of life" shit hits me and I try to find that meaning while I do nothing. I won't say that nothing comes out of it. Pretty often great things do. But damn do I waste time in between.
Solution? I thought a bit about this. The best option is to make a lot of agreements that you cannot cancel. This way you are forced into your routines.
And the worst mistake I won't repeat, is to think I have 100% control of myself and can motivate myself on the spot. I know very few people who can ALWAYS do that, and mostly its due to pressure not pure willpower.
By acknowledging my weakness and doing damage control I come out stronger. Self reflection is indeed the strongest ability in my experience.