Getting out of my mind so that I don’t go out of my mind

I need a break from thinking and doing. I need a holiday.

There’s some quote somewhere by someone (Alain de Botton I think) saying something like ‘Holidays are pointless because you always forget to leave yourself behind’. Or it’s something like ‘What’s the point of a holiday because it is always yourself that you need a holiday from and that’s the one thing you can’t leave behind.’ Of course in my current state of fastidiousness I’ve just spent the last hour trying (and failing) to find the quote.
I do not want a physical holiday where my body and my Self go along to some exotic location hand in hand to build sandcastles. I want a mental holiday. I need to get away from it all and change the wallpaper that currently lines my skull. I need to see things differently and believe in new and wondrous things. I need to break the humdrum of being and exchange it for something else.
I need to get out of my mind.
In the meantime if anyone can find the quote I’ve been desperately seeking please let me know so that I don’t go out of my mind…

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