Vacation is just that: to vacate or leave the place where you are. If you are in a constant state of motion, vacation could be an environment of quiet and stillness. If you live in constant quiet focus, vacation could be an amusement park or a fast moving trip away with new activities each day.
If you are overwhelmed with too many commitments, you might start by saying NO. Others don’t seem to have problems saying no to you. Recognize when it is your turn to say NO to others who would add to your long to-do list.
Plan for rest ahead of time. One way is to get your calendar, scroll to a clear day or week. This might be weeks from now. Mark it off today, with “Out,” or Unavailable” or whatever code word you use to reserve hours for yourself. As time goes by, you’ll rediscover this empty space at the perfect time. Protect it.
Once you rest and take time to reflect, the world looks clearer, life appears more manageable, answers come faster, along with the positive energy to be productive again.
How do you define a restful day or week? When was your last truly restful vacation?