A holiday weekend is almost upon us. As you begin to think about how you’ll use your time off (we sure hope you get some), it occurs to us that we should share our adjusted Labor Day hours.

Like many businesses, we’ll have ever so slightly modified hours of operation over the holiday weekend. Are you ready for this? 

Our Labor Day hours are … none.

There aren’t any. We’ll be closed. No axe throwing, just for the weekend. Instead, we’ll be shutting down from Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4.

“Why?” you ask. (We can feel it. We know you’re asking.)

Because, like you, we need a break. Our staff works hard most of the year, and this is a chance for us to pause, reflect, rest, and spend time with loved ones. But don’t you worry. We’ll be back to our normal, ass-kicking, axe-throwing ways as of Tuesday, September 5.

Of course, this announcement, in and of itself, makes for a pretty weak blog article. We can’t just say we’ll be closed and leave it at that. So to round things out, here are a few things (besides work) you probably need a break from.

13 Things (Besides Work) You Probably Need a Break From

  1. Feeling sorry for yourself. Everyone feels sorry for themselves sometimes, but it's important not to dwell on it. Well-adjusted people take responsibility for their own happiness and don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. Giving away your power. Don't let others control you or make you feel like you're not good enough. Capable people know they’re in control of their own lives and don't give away their power to others.
  3. Shying away from change. Change is inevitable, so it's important to embrace it. Flexible people welcome change and see it as an opportunity for growth.
  4. Focusing on things you can't control. There are many things in life that we can't control. Strong people focus on the things they can control and don't waste energy worrying about things they can't.
  5. Worrying about pleasing everyone. It's impossible to please everyone all the time. Independent people know that they don't need to please everyone and are okay with disappointing some people sometimes.
  6. Fearing taking calculated risks. Calculated risks can lead to great rewards. Brave people are willing to take calculated risks in order to achieve their goals.
  7. Dwelling on the past. The past is over and can't be changed. Prepared people focus on the present and the future and don't dwell on the past.
  8. Making the same mistakes over and over. Everyone makes mistakes. Growing people learn from their mistakes and don't make the same ones over and over again.
  9. Resenting other people's success. Everyone's journey is different. Grateful people celebrate other people's success and don't resent them for it.
  10. Giving up after the first failure. Failure is a part of life. Resilient people don't give up after the first failure. They learn from their mistakes and keep trying until they succeed.
  11. Fearing alone time. Alone time can be a great opportunity for self-reflection and growth. Healthy people don't fear alone time and actually enjoy it.
  12. Feeling like the world owes them something. The world doesn't owe anyone anything. Mature people take responsibility for their own lives and don't expect handouts.
  13. Expecting immediate results. It takes time to achieve goals. Determined people are patient and don't expect immediate results.

Taking a break from these things can help you to improve your mental health and well-being. It's important to find what works best for you and to make time for self-care on a regular basis.

Hot damn. That was downright uplifting. We certainly hope you got something out of it.

From everyone here at Cascadia, have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


~Vex, channeler of Cascadia's scribe vibe