If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last few years of home improvement, it’s that it’s imperative that you take breaks. They’re not only important, they’re completely necessary for keeping motivated and recharging your DIY batteries.
Lately we’ve been dragging ourselves from project to project and whilst we still enjoy DIYing, our lack of motivation and general tiredness is always a sign that we need to take a break and refresh – and if you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that’s exactly what we did over the bank holiday weekend!
We packed the car and headed up towards Northumberland where we spent the weekend in a log cabin in the countryside.
Both Jan and I had never been to Northumberland, so whilst our main aim was to relax and quite frankly be completely lazy, we couldn’t help ourselves and did a bit of exploring, too.
We visited Bamburgh Castle, the Angel of the North, Durham Castle and Cathedral, Hadrian’s Wall (we’re trying to tick every world heritage site in the world – only a few hundred more to go!) and spent a lot of time lying around in our lovely hot tub.
Yep, sometimes doing nothing is the best way to get motivated again – although it’s obviously not the best way to get ahead on our long list of yet to be completed projects.
As if that wasn’t enough, we snook away last weekend, too and spent some time in the gorgeous Lake District. Yep, two weekends in a row are definitely a luxury and have definitely helped recharge our batteries.
What do you do to recharge? Does getting away from everything motivate you, too? What did you do over the bank holiday weekend?