Take a Break to Thrive
Summertime for many is synonymous with vacation. As you read this, I am on a family road trip from Vancouver to Carmel-by–the-Sea.
We are two adults and two teenage-boys with two tents, several hotel reservations and plans to hit major theme parks and surf beaches down the California coast during the next two weeks.
We often wrestle with taking time off. We feel stress preparing for time away from work and our day-to-day responsibilities. We often attach our self-worth to our ability to get things done and become concerned if we take time to rest and recharge. We tend to worry about the volumes of email and massive workload that will greet us when we get back.
But to truly thrive, we need to appreciate and value the purpose of rest and getting away. Recreation, especially with those you care about, is essential to your well-being and happiness. When you take a break from the daily grind, you gain perspective and newfound creativity to manage your day-to-day responsibilities with more ease and energy. This is one way of keeping burnout at bay and increasing your capacity to Thrive.
THIS WEEK’S ASK: When was the last time you took a vacation? When are you planning to take your next vacation? If you have nothing scheduled, now’s the time to carve out Thrive time.
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