How to take a break from work (and not feel guilty)


MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you stay motivated at work? is written by Gay Gaddis, CEO and founder of T3.

Every day when I walk into my office, I ask myself, “If I am not having fun or learning today in my own company, how can anyone else?” This simple question has helped me stay motivated as a leader, while setting the tone for an interesting and captivating work environment for my employees. At T3 the schedules are demanding, and deadlines are always looming, but with mutual respect, a sense of humor and sometimes just plain-old wacky fun, we get the job done. In addition to keeping my entire staff motivated and excited to work, I do have a few tricks for keeping myself focused.

First, I find time…

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