I usually take two one-month vacations each year. This time is spent recharging my batteries by turning my mind to things that don’t require my mind.
- playing with the dog
- hiking with my husband
- shopping with friends
- reflection (aka napping)
- building a new shed
- painting the house
- visiting with family
- writing blog articles (and you thought I used my mind – ha!)
All of the above actually do require my mind, but on different tracks than my day-to-day profession. Vacation time allows me concentrated time to stretch my brain in other directions or to just let it shut down for a bit. Both are valuable.
I hope you allow yourself proper time to recharge and restore yourself throughout the year. Become an expert on vacationing and the benefits are huge!