If you’re like me, the idea of vacation leaves me with wonderful visions of visiting new places to witness beautiful landscapes, experience new adventures, sample local cuisine, and of course, create lasting memories with my wife and children.
However, executing that vision is often more stressful than anything I experience in my day-to-day job.
You have to decide on a location. Book a rental car. Research area hotels to find the best rates vs amenities. Pray that the hotel you finally pick has availability. Find a kennel that you can trust for the dog and hope she doesn’t bite anyone. Find activities and places to visit that will appeal to both the adults and the teenaged daughters.
It’s enough to make you forget the whole thing, stay home for a week, order pizza delivery every day and watch Star Wars from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker… again.
But it’s important to take time off and get away from your daily routines, to experience new things – even if getting there is a bit of a chore. Vacations, no matter how short, are good for your mind, body and spirit.
When you break from your daily routine and take time off, not only do you get to get to relax while doing something enjoyable, but you also benefit from:
- Mental Clarity
- Improved Productivity
- Better Work/Life Balance
- Improved Focus
- Better Relationships
When you get back, you’ll be reinvigorated to take on any task. Plus, you will have created new memories with your loved ones that you can share and laugh about later on. And just think about how much more the dog will love you once you bring her back home.
Until next time, may the Force be with you…