Ok, I have to admit I’m on vacation in Hawaii right now and not really in the most productive state of mind; but wanted to post a little something on the importance of taking some time to unwind to help rejuvenate both your mind and body. Even if it’s not an elaborate excursion, it’s still just as therapeutic to take some time to unwind and smell the roses.
Some people enjoy having a plethora of vacation activities to occupy their time from sunrise to sunset. On the other hand, some like to do absolutely nothing but sit by the pool or ocean with a book in one hand and a mai tai in the other. Personally I prefer a pina colada or margarita.
A word of caution for those of you who like to have vacations jam packed with activities. Just remember that the point of your vacation is to come back with a new and improved disposition. If you’re already exhausted after your first week back to work, you may find yourself in an even worse disposition than when you started.
Vacationing on a budget can be just as sweet. Sometimes just having a nice lunch or dinner in your favorite park with your loved ones, or even by yourself can instantly and dramatically reduce the level of stress that we all endure on some level on a daily basis.
Some of you may not think of exercising as a relaxing activity on a vacation, but it does wonders for the mind and body. Even if spending hours at the gym is not your cup of tea; a brisk twenty minute walk around the block can really do wonders. The exercise will really help you have a more peaceful and sound sleep; which in turn will help you to be more focused during your working hours. Allowing you to become even more productive.
Well as always, that’s my two cents. I wish you all phenomenal success.
Maholo (Thank you, gratitude, praise, regards, respect)
Mark Edward Smith