The Value of a True Vacation

2015-12-26 14.28.14It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a true vacation. Most of my travels are a combination of business and pleasure. For those of you who are business owners, you can understand how challenging it can be to completely turn off your business hat for more than a few days.

Gratitude Tip: When you love what you do, it’s tough to unplug and completely let go of business. Yet when you finally do, you realize how important it is. Allowing space and time for rest, relaxation and fun are essential for success. And it becomes much easier to focus on gratitude when you have no schedule or plans.

This week, I’ve spent time by the pool watching my daughter learn how to swim in the deep end. I’ve completed a lot of crosswords and Sudoku and read a fiction novel. We watched the original Star Wars Trilogy with her. We’ve spent two full days at the beach and made new friends. And as much as I am looking forward to getting some work done, I am truly grateful for this time of being present. Combining the vacation with a social media hiatus has also been a blessing. I highly recommend it. It’s true that we all enjoy sharing our lifestyle via social media but there is something freeing about not looking my phone throughout the day. This is something I will continue to work on in 2016, as something that I need to stop doing in order to be more successful.

When was the last time you took a true vacation? What about a social media hiatus? Perhaps a vacation isn’t in the plans, how about fitting in a social media hiatus for a few days before the beginning of the year?

Thank you for all who have commented on the blog this week. I appreciate you taking the time to connect.

 

 

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