It’s ok to take a break. There I said it. Having fun is ok!
But, you have to be honest with yourself and know when you need a break. Some need time away more than others, but start thinking with your family about how often you need vacations.
Here are a few reasons that you have to get away every once and awhile…
1. Things will keep going, even without you.
No matter who you are and how important you are, there are other capable people that will help you take care of things while you are gone. Find your “go to” person(s) and communicate what you need from them. There are just some things that are more important than you micro-managing things. Take your hands off of it for a second to enjoy life. Things will still be there when you get back. Trust me.
Time away from the normal routine can knock you out of your funk and make you think about getting out of it when you get back into your environment.
2. It will make you a better person.
Time away gives you time to stop and note what you are thankful for, what you need to take time process and allows your mind to take a break. If you have been operating at 75%, would a break help you operate closer to 100% again. If so, you will be more productive, get more things done and ultimately become a better person to be around.
3. You get to share new experiences with the ones you love the most.
I love sharing these times with Jasmine. It’s fun to think back to the great times we’ve shared on each trip. They become great conversation pieces for years to come. Life is better when you’re around those you love.
Maybe you’ve been struggling with pulling away for just a weekend or maybe even a week and spending time with your family, reflecting and having a good time. We all need reminders that time away can actually improve things. Once you decide that it’s time to get away, plan your vacation out in advance and get it on the calendar. A lot of the fun is in the anticipation of the trip coming up. Once the trip has arrived be intentional with your time while away. Don’t go somewhere and then do the same old things you always do. Make it exciting!
So, how many vacations do you try to take every year and what are some of your favorite places to go? You can leave a comment below.